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Geraldine (Voth) "Jean" Rea Haverkamp
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Birth: May 22, 1914
Denton County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2013
Lindsay (Cooke County)
Cooke County
Texas, USA

Funeral Mass for Geraldine "Jean" Haverkamp, 98, of Lindsay, is set for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Raymond McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Peter's Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A vigil with visitation to follow will take place at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00 P.M..

Jean was born in Aubrey on May 22, 1914 to Edward and Mary Ethel Brooks Rea. She was the fifth of seven children, with five brothers and one sister. As a young child, the family moved to Randall County, near Amarillo, where her father farmed and ranched. She attended and graduated school in Bushland, Texas. In 1932, she married Tony Voth who was a farmer near Lindsay. To this union, four children were born. After many happy years together Tony passed away at the age of 57 in 1964.

Several years later Geraldine married Frank Haverkamp, Sr and they built a new home close to Lindsay. After 13 years together, he passed away after a long illness. She continued living by herself in the same house until her death. Jean enjoyed being a hard working member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay. She was always ready to assist with any type of job that needed to be accomplished. She served as a favorite babysitter for her family members. She excelled in needlecraft, including beautiful and intricate quilting and embroidery, making treasured items for relatives.

Jean was also an outstanding cook, serving delicious meals to family and friends. She spent countless hours helping prepare and serve meals for funerals and weddings in Lindsay and Muenster. She was also an eager volunteer at the local nursing homes for many years. To Jean, family was everything and she devoted her life to those she loved. Her family will miss her greatly and will take comfort in knowing, "She will be home with her Heavenly Father."

She is survived by her daughter Rachel Whysong Neu and husband Freddie and her son Melvin Voth and wife Margie, all of Gainesville, her sister Jewell Van Allen of Columbia Falls, Montana. Grandchildren Walter Schmidlkofer and wife Theresa, Kathy Hacker and husband Pat, Darlene Williams and husband Jim, Weldon Schmidlkofer and wife Doris, all of Gainesville, Charlene Donnelly of Denton, Connie Garner and husband Kerry, Janet Voth, Tony Voth and wife Sheri, Doug Voth and wife Deidra, all of Gainesville, Jerrad Voth and wife Anna of Paradise, Texas. Twenty great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.

Geraldine is also survived by stepchildren Frank, Ray, Richard, Clara Mae, Betty and Alma and their spouses.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two husbands and infant son Raymond, son Doyle Voth, infant granddaughter Margaret Voth and great grandson Dain Schmidlkofer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peters restoration fund.
(Geo. J. Carroll obit) 
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  Anthony S. Voth (1905 - 1964)
  Frank Henry Haverkamp (1903 - 1980)
  Doyle R. Voth (1946 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Peters Cemetery
Lindsay (Cooke County)
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Created by: J Vogel
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
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Geraldine (Voth) Jean <i>Rea</i> Haverkamp
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Geraldine (Voth) Jean <i>Rea</i> Haverkamp
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Geraldine (Voth) Jean <i>Rea</i> Haverkamp
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May you be comforted with a beautiful quilt as the ones you made on earth.
- J Vogel
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013

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