Geraldine Warren, 61, of Parsons died at 9:48 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born July 13, 1948, in Parsons to DeVore and Minor (Johnson) Holland. She grew up in Parsons, where she attended Douglass and McKinley elementary schools, was a 1966 graduate of Parsons High School and earned an associate degree from Parsons Junior College.
Through the years, she worked at Fred Ronald Manufacturing, Swift Co. and the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, retiring from there in 1999 following 22 years of service.
She enjoyed shopping, music, computer games, working crossword puzzles and playing cards. She was a loving and giving person who received great pleasure from helping others.
Geraldine was a faithful Christian and member of the former Tri-State Faith Center, now Kingdom Gates in Parsons. She also enjoyed playing Pokino and was a member of the Pokino Club.
She married Homer Warren Jr. on May 22, 1968, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death Oct. 22, 2002.
Survivors include her mother, Minor Holland of Parsons; two sons, Homer Warren III of Parsons and Donald Warren of Parsons; a daughter, Sharmelle Warren of Parsons; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a twin brother, Gerald Holland and his wife, Pam, of Wichita; four sisters, Betty Patterson of Denver, Eleanor Matthias and her husband, Austin, of Denver, Claudette Oliver of Parsons and Hettie Grimes of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Robert Warren of Shreveport, La.; four sisters-in-law, Viola Jones of Schenectady, N.Y., Evelyn Hart of Shreveport, La., Dorothy Nell Fisher of Shreveport, La., and Dollie Warren of Shreveport, La.; her extended family, including a daughter, Rosalyn Martin of Fort Worth, Texas, a son, Eric Demery of Shreveport, La., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Don Holland; a sister, Darnella Elliott; and a brother-in-law, Legusta Warren.
The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Kingdom Gates or the Lupus Foundation and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.