Geneva Stayton of Pilot Point passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in
McKinney, Texas at the age of 87. She was born January 15, 1924 to Elbert and
Ollie Hurst Grimes in the Willow Springs Community located in Denton County. She
was a high school graduate. She married Oscar Slayton who preceded her in death.
Her work history included employment as a keypunch data entry operator for Blue
Cross & Blue Shield for several years. After her retirement she and her husband,
Oscar, moved to Cisco where they along with their dogs enjoyed country living.
Geneva was always active and enjoyed working with her hands and was skilled in
knitting, crochet, and making hand quilts.
Geneva was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point and was active in
the Martha Sunday School Class, a member of Road Runners, a member of American
Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Senior Exercise Class.
She is survived by her sister, Alyce Simmons of Pilot Point, nephews Jerry
Simmons and Lonnie Simmons and niece Kathy Hill. She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband Oscar, a
daughter, Virginia Ann Stayton, sister, Leona Sonntag, and brother, George
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at
Furneaux Cemetery in
Carrollton, TX. Visitation will be Monday, June 13, 2011 starting at 7:00 P.M.
at Huff / Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point. The family request in lieu of
flowers donations be made honoring Geneva to Pilot Point Animal Shelter or
Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point.