Mrs. Geneva M. Platz, age 81, of La Grange, MO a long time restaurant owner and operator died at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO. She was born April 25, 1930 near Kirksville, MO a daughter of Lyman W. and Pansy V. Bennett Gordon. She married Stanley E. Platz in Kirksville on October 10, 1946. He died November 12, 1990.
Geneva loved the Lord, life, family and friends, but was ready to go home.
Survivors include four sons, Roger E. Platz (Marlene) of Adel, IA, Walter G. Platz (Cathy) of Ogden, UT, Stanley G. Platz (Karen) of Seguin, TX and Tracy A. Platz of La Grange; one daughter Cathy L. Mack and her husband Ken of La Grange; one son in law, Darrel W. Harrison of Hannibal; two brothers Garnett E. Gordon of Kirksville and Lyman G. Gordon of Portland, TX; 26 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Eva L. Haug, one daughter Jannie S. Harrison and one granddaughter Sherrie Renee Harrison.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in La Grange with Reverends Jeff Arthur, Marshal Conklin, Kenneth Ballard and Kary Myers officiating. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery near Novelty, MO. Visitation will be held Friday, December 9, 2011 from 4 until 8 p.m. with family meeting friends after 6 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange.
The family suggests memorials be made to the La Grange Christian Church.
Music: Ken Mack, Organist; Vocalist’s Debby Shepherd, Mike and Julie Rutherford, and Ken Mack
Pallbearers: Mike Lowe, John White, John Stiffey, David Burbridge, Todd Nunn and Kent Spindler
Honorary Pallbearers: Amos Martin, Bert Cottrell, Ernest Martin, Matt Swearingen, Reuben Miller and Curtis Farr.