THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT ALL IN ATTENDANCE WEAR MASKS AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Georgieann Kingery, 90, passed away at the Tripoli Nursing Home in Tripoli, IA. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Willow Creek Cemetery near Royal, IA
Loving wife for 66 years to the late Lloyd Kingery. Devoted mother of Cynthia (Larry) Schroeder, Constance Bishop, Paul, Anthony, Cecilia (Larry) Pedersen, Brian (Kathy), Brad (Linda), Cathy Jensen, Brent and Gregory (Debra) and to 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Sister to John (Diane) O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Anthony and Brent, and her three sisters, Frances Shaffer (Ivan), Fontell Deines (Joseph), and Alberta Dolan (James).
Georgieann Dorothy O’Brien was born December 9, 1929 in Cedar Falls, IA, to George and Dora (Drogemueller) O’Brien. Georgieann grew up in nearby Greene, IA, with three sisters, Frances, Fontell, and Alberta, and brother, John. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene IA.
On July 12, 1947, Georgieann married Lloyd Kingery in Greene. Together, they farmed in Greene, Marble Rock, and Tripoli, while raising their family. Farming involved the whole family. They believed a family worked together. The family moved to Royal, IA in October 1965. They had been married for 66 years, when Lloyd passed away in 2013.
Home and family were central to Georgieann. She was an incredible cook and baker, as well as an avid gardener. Summers were spent tending to vegetable and flower gardens. Autumn was spent harvesting and preserving the spoils of their labor. There were always freshly baked biscuits, and on Sunday, fried chicken and apple pie too.
Creativity was an important part of Georgieann’s life. She was a talented crafter, producing beautiful wreaths and floral arrangements, beautiful dolls and other decorations. She loved to decorate her home, especially for the holidays. Her love of nature was reflected in these creations.
Georgieann was involved in school, 4-H, and fair activities with her children and husband. She worked for PAG research, led the bean-walking crew, and waitressed. She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. She loved to watch birds and to fish. Georgieann loved bowling and being on the league with her friends. She and Lloyd enjoyed international travel. As passionate Iowa fans, they watched the Hawkeyes play in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and attended the Rose Bowl Parade.
Children, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, were a special blessing to Georgieann. She loved spending time with each of them. The lessons she shared will never be forgotten.
Georgieann became a much-loved member of the Tripoli Nursing Home community where her wit, her charm, her faith endeared her to all.