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ALTON, Ill.-Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Clay City for Geneva L. Hohlbauch, 88, Alton, a former Clay City resident, who died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Rev. Brad Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Clay City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Clay City.


Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Clay City.


Online condolences may be left at www.summers-kistler.com.


Survivors include two sons, Bob Hohlbauch and wife Judy, Decatur, and Charles Hohlbauch and wife Karen, Alton; two daughters, Brenda Ragan and Elizabeth Hull and husband Rod, Quenemo, Kan.; a sister, Virginia Kaiser, Ohio; grandchildren, Jeff Hohlbauch, Leslie Mills, Ron, Mike and Travis Ragan, Blake Strother and Amy Hull; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a great-great-granddaughter, Natalie, due anytime and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by brothers, Leo, Don, Gail, Richard and Robert; sisters, Dorothy Jennings, Floetta Lofton, Audrey Broadwater, Ivanell Case and Elaine Brown and a great-great-grandson, Alex Mills.


Mrs. Hohlbauch was born April 5, 1925, in Louisville, to Dick and Franke (Rinehart) Johnson. She was retired from AMF in Olney in 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clay City, a member of the Clay City Senior Center, Eastern Star and Ladies Shrine Club of Carthage.


She was known for the jelly she made and while living in Lamar, Mo., she won numerous first place ribbons at county fairs.


She married Charles William Hohlbauch in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1984. She married Eddie DeMaire in 1988. He died in 2007.


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