Geneva Spicer, 88 of Greensburg passed away on March 9, 2012. Geneva was born to Louis and Lodie (Wadel) Schmidt in Pratt, Kansas, October 18, 1923. She attended country schools graduating from Haviland High School in 1941 and received her teaching degree from St. Mary's of the Plains.
She married Beryl Zane Spicer, a contractor, May 25, 1951. They lived in Sawyer 10 years while moving to job sites. In 1961 they moved to Greensburg. During this time she was a homemaker for her family, Nathan Zane, Doyle J, Theodore Lane, and Scott Quinn. After the death of her husband in 1967, she resumed her teaching career of 27 years, teaching in Lewis and Greensburg. Doing what she loved, her goal was to make a difference in lives of her students and make their learning a fun experience. In 1974, Suzan Michelle and Lisa Renee West became part of the Spicer family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, and Delta Gamma Society, and served on the Kiowa County Senior Center council for many years.
Geneva is survived by Three sons Nathan, Greensburg, KS; Doyle (Darci), Bremerton, WA; Scott (Kim), Omaha, NE and two daughters Suzan McConnell, Beatrice, NE, and Lisa Schreber, Wichita, KS. Fifteen grandchildren: Danielle Vertefeuille (Paul), Boise, ID; Jason Spicer, Sun Valley, ID; Jessica Santos, WA; Mike Spicer, Wichita, KS; Krysty Young (Connelly), Mullinville, KS; Erin Spicer, Council Bluffs, IA; Quinten Spicer, Omaha, NE; Jesse, Zonapher, and Tori Quakenbush, Topeka, KS; Paige and Alec Gumpenberger, Wichita, KS; Mayson Schreber, Wichita, KS; Sarah and Joshua Spicer, Greensburg, KS. and five Great-grandchildren. Two brothers: James Lloyd (Gladys) and Irvin, and sisters-in-law: Evelyn Schmidt, Mildred Schmidt, Mable Schmidt, Bernice Schmidt, Wanda Schmidt, Opal Mae Novanty, Peggy Kumberg, brother-in-law Lowell Good, and many nieces , nephews, and dear friends. Geneva was preceded in death by husband Beryl and son Theodore, parents Louis and Lodie Schmidt, sister Lena Good, infant sister Pearl, and brothers Virgil, Cecil, John, Melvin, Meril, Chester, and Vernon Schmidt. Funeral services and celebration of Geneva's was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg with Pastor Terry Mayhew officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. A visitation will was held 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday at the church.
The family requests memorials be made to the Kiowa County Senior Center, Greensburg, KS and Grace Children’s Home, Henderson, NE, both in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Kansas, 67054.