CARLOCK — Waunita L. ‘Nedy’ Geshiwlm, 84, of Carlock, peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord on Saturday (Oct. 5, 2013) with family alongside her at Heritage Health in Normal.
The service to celebrate Waunita’s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carlock Christian Church with the Rev. Kathy Frus officiating. Burial will follow at Hudson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Carlock Christian Church or Advocate BroMenn Hospice.
Otto-Argo-Calvert Memorial Home, Carlock, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born June 22, 1929, in Hudson, the daughter of Gussie and Edith Hinshaw Klump. She married Charles “Chuck” Geshiwlm on Nov. 19, 1950, in Hudson. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2012.
Surviving Nedy are her six children, Sue (Pat) Larkin, Carlock; Steve (Marge) Geshiwlm, Houston, Texas; Doug (Kim) Geshiwlm, Carlock; Greg (Susy) Geshiwlm, Danvers; Lois Ann (Nancy Castillo) Geshiwlm, Middle Grove, N.Y.; and David Geshiwlm, Normal; nine grandchildren, Ryan Larkin, Erin Lanz, Natalie Marshall, Nicole Geshiwlm; Lance and Lindsey Geshiwlm; and Trevor, Oliva and Ian Geshiwlm. She was also blessed with six great-grandchildren, Riley and Cody Larkin; Emma and Nolan Lanz; Dalila Geshiwlm; and Avery Marshall. Additionally she leaves her sister and lifelong best friend, Lois (Don) Hines; sister-in-law, Lorene Thayer; and dear friend, Faye Keller.
After receiving her nursing degree, Nedy joined Chuck in raising her family and making a warm and loving home in Carlock. She was a member of Carlock Christian Church Disciples of Christ, where she sang in the choir and practiced her service to God and the community, providing care and assistance to all in need. She was active in CWF and McLean County Home Extension.
She leaves her family with many memories of her loving nature, her laughter and her welcoming arms.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Heritage Health of Normal for their loving and compassionate care. Also thank you to Dr. Klaus, Dr. Sriratana, Dr. Raino and Dr. Ryan Patel and Advocate BroMenn Hospice for their care and compassion.