|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 1964|
The mother of childhood friends. I was so upset when I heard of her death. I still think of her often.
Her obituary from the September 17, 1964 Republican:
Services for Mrs. Shirley Marie Geiger will be this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Christ Church in Plainfield. The Rev Aude McKee will officiate, with the Weaver Funeral Home of Danville in charge of the arrangements. She died Tuesday morning, at the age of 39. Survivors include five children, Mary Lou [a freshman at Indiana University], Linda Ann [a senior at Avon Community High School], Stephen Paul [12-year-old], Barbara Diane [11-year-old], and Brenda Carol [5-year-old] Geiger, all at home; her father, Alvin Floyd, Greenfield; two brothers, Archie Floyd, of Washington, D.C., and Cecil, also of Greenfield; and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Ballard of Indianapolis.
The Kentucky Birth Index on ancestry.com shows that she was born in Kenton County and indicates that her mother was Nell Gilpin. Two of her siblings also are listed in the Birth Index: Cecil E. born 1914 to Dora Gilpin in Casey County and Mary M. born to Vell Gilpin in 1913 also in Casey County. Her mother's name was actually Veldora. The recording as Nell is probably a transcription error while Dora and Vell might be abbreviations entered on the original documents.
Mrs. Geiger went by her middle name all of her life. In 1930, at almost 5-years-old, she was recorded in the census record as Marie. Her family was from Kentucky and was living in Middleburg, Casey County, when the census was taken. Her parents were listed as Alvin and Dora and were both recorded as 40 years old at the time. They had been married for 20 years. The other children were: Homer, age 18; Mary [Marjorie], age 16; Cecil, age 15; and Archie, age 1 year and 4 months. The census was taken on April 10.
Mrs. Geiger was to have started a new job at the drugstore on Monday, September 21. She had enrolled in night courses in Washington High School planning to get her diploma. She was a divorced mother taking care of her 5 children. She was murdered in the early hours of September 15 in front of her own home.
Alvin Leslie Floyd (1889 - 1967)
Veldora Gilpin Floyd (1890 - 1947)
Homer A Floyd (1911 - 1962)*
Mary L M. Floyd Ballard (1913 - 2001)*
Cecil Earl Floyd (1914 - 1984)*
Shirley Marie Floyd Geiger (1925 - 1964)
Archibald B. Floyd (1928 - 1985)*
Beloved Mother of Five
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Maple Hill Cemetery
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
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