Rushville Republican

June 10, 2013

Geneva C. Land, 89

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Geneva C. Land, 89, Greensburg, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Born Feb. 22, 1924, in Rush County, she was the daughter of William J. and Mary (Niehoff) Herbert.   

After graduating from Milroy High School, Geneva worked at Production Credit in Rushville. She then became a full time “mom” while also helping on the farm.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was active in many church activities..

She married Loren Lee Land Sept. 1, 1945, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville and he preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1977.

She is survived by four sons, Ronald Leo (Marilyn) Land of Rushville, David Loren (Robin) Land of Milroy, Paul William (Kathy) Land of St. Paul and Michael Joseph Land of Greensburg;  four daughters, Janet Marie (Hank) Herpel of Greensburg, Norma Jean (Richard) Schilling of Greensburg, Ruth Lynn (Stephen) Wallpe of Greensburg and Sara Ann (Tim) Volk of Greensburg; one daughter-in-law, Kathleen Land of Greensburg; one sister, Henrietta Land of Rushville; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Thomas Wayne Land; two brothers, Richard Herbert, Russell “Shorty” Herbert.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A public rosary service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rushville.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.

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