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April 25, 2011

Lorena M. Geiswite, 79, Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — Lorena M. Geiswite, 79, of 206 S. Second St., passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at her residence.

She was born April 22, 1932, in Milton, a daughter of the late Raymond L. and Grace (Rathburn) Bardole. On Dec. 2, 1955, she married John A. Geiswite Sr., who survives. Together they celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Lorena was a 1951 graduate of Milton High School.  

She was employed as the head cook at Union-Snyder County Head Start for 25 years, retiring in 1996.

She was an avid fan of General Hospital and also enjoyed taking care of her cats, Peanut and Tom. Lorena also enjoyed houseplants and flowers, her favorite being gardenias. In addition, she loved the color green as was evident by her choice of clothing and home surroundings.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, John A. Geiswite Jr. and Barry L. Geiswite, both of Lewisburg, and Scott A. and Julia A. Geiswite, of Mifflinburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol E. and Corey A. Kratzer, of Mifflinburg, and Patricia A. and Frank E. Miller, of Lewisburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Joann Bardole, of Lewisburg; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, where the funeral will be held at 11 with the Rev. Randy Smyer of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Milton, officiating.

The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Union County Unit, 57 Reitz Blvd. Suite 102, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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