Geneva Eva Fortner, daughter of the late Sherman Edward and Dona Mae Christian Fortner, was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on April 9, 1925, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Dec. 12, 2011, at the age of 86.
Mrs. Fortner had lived in the Advance area all her life, except for a brief time when she lived in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Dexter, Mo.
Surviving is her daughter, Nondus Fortner Wooden, of Raymondville, Mo. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date, with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo., in charge of arrangements.