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Gevie VanGennip

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Gevie VanGennip, 80, of Advance was born Nov. 16, 1925, at Dongola, the daughter of the late Bill and Lura Effie Carlton Robison, and died Friday, July 28, 2006, at her home.

Gevie was a homemaker and a past Girl Scout leader in Advance. She was a member of the Advance First General Baptist Church.

Gevie and Ben VanGennip were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1995.

Survivors include three daughters, Nada Cope of Glenn Carbon, Ill., Linda Starr of Litchfield, Ill., and Debbie Rhodes of Advance; a son, David VanGennip of Advance; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2006, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Scott Payne and Rev. Wayne Page officiating.

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