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Geraldine M. Cope Balliet
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1940
Death: Oct. 10, 2012

Geraldine M. Balliet
Oct. 10, 2012

Geraldine M. Balliet, 72, of Pulaski Circle, Mocanaqua, died peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday morning, Oct.10, 2012 at Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Register, Pa.

Born June 18, 1940, in Shickshinny, she was a daughter of the late Dana M. and Geraldine M. (Thomas) Cope.

She was a graduate of Northwest Area High School

She was a cook at the former Pine Cone Restaurant and then at the former Highway Diner, both of Shickshinny.

She was a member of the Town Hill United Methodist Church.

Geraldine loved to bake, cook, draw and write poetry. Her hobbies included playing the harmonica, whistling and yodeling. She also loved spending time with her family, especially during the holidays.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Balliet; two brothers, Robert and Dana Cope; two sisters, Marie Kittle and Irene Cope.

Surviving are three sons, Bud Balliet and wife Kim, Lewistown; Robert L. Balliet and wife Michele, Shickshinny; Joshua Nafus and wife Keri, Shickshinny; a daughter, Joanne Wagner, and husband James, Huntington Mills; grandchildren, Brooke Ann Balliet, Blaire Ann Prough, Douglas Wagner, Nicholas Wagner, Breanna Nafus, Abigail Nafus; three great-grandchildren; her life companion, Franklin Robert Nafus; three brothers, Hilbert Cope, Binghamton, N.Y.; Stanley Cope, Shickshinny, and Patrick Cope, Reading; two sisters, Grace Davis and Hazel Slominski, both of Berwick.

The family wishes to thank Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Columbia Montour Hospice for the excellent care they gave to their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon in the Mayo Funeral Home, Shickshinny, with the Rev. Stevan Atanasoff officiating.

Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Waterton.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon.

Published in Times Leader on October 12, 2012.

Scott Cemetery
Huntington Mills
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Rich Fedoush
Record added: Oct 11, 2012
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Geraldine M. <i>Cope</i> Balliet
Added by: Rich Fedoush
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- Rich Fedoush
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012

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