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Geneva Eletta (Nichols) Lisenby

Geneva E. Lisenby, 87, of Woodstock, died 
Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at her home.  

She was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Jefferson County, 
to George and Ethel (Jones) Nichols. She married 
George E. Lisenby on Dec. 2, 1936, in Jefferson County.  
She and her husband moved to Woodstock in the late 
1940s. She worked as a telephone operator for Illinois 
Bell in the Woodstock office from 1948 to 1979. She also 
worked at Woodstock Hospital as a dietary aide from 1980 
to 1985.  She volunteered at both the Woodstock Food Pantry 
and Woodstock Memorial Hospital.  She was of strong Christian 
faith and testified to all she met about eternal salvation 
through Jesus Christ.  

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie L. (Dale) Rover 
of Troy, MO., and Lori L. (Ronald) Leonard of Lake Geneva, WI.; 
five grandchildren, Jennifer L. (Patrick) Hunt of Bellflower, MO., 
Nathan J. Rover of Troy, Jason D. (Aimee) Leonard of Lake Geneva, 
Amanda L. Leonard of Lake Geneva, and Emily A. Leonard of Lake Geneva.; 
three great-grandchildren, Josiah S., Benjamin P., and Samuel I. Hunt, 
all of Bellflower; a sister, Mary Ann (C. Eugene) Deem of Melbourne, FL.; 
and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Roy M. (Roberta) 
Nichols of Scheller, IL. and Aubrey N. (Elsie) Nichols of Mt. Vernon, IL.  

The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Schneider-
Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. 
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home.  
The Rev. Steve McCoy of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate.  
Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock. 
 

Date: 6 September 2006   
Source: Northwest Herald, Woodstock, IL
Submitted by; Lori Lisenby Leonard * lorileona@excite.com
Relationship: Adopted daughter

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