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Gloria A (Gavin) Geer

November 26, 1956 — November 17, 2021


Gloria A. Geer, 64, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 7:45 pm, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at her home at Lake Warren, Monmouth, IL.

Gloria was born November 26, 1956 in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Donald and Benita  “Bea” (Bride)  Gavin.  She was raised and educated in Monmouth, graduating from Warren High School in 1974.  She later graduated from Scott Community College with a Certificate in Surgical Technology in 1975.

Gloria married Charles Geer in Monmouth at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on July 2, 1977 and he survives.

Gloria worked at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg for 40 years as a Surgical Technologist. Gloria also worked as a Real Estate Agent at Monmouth Farm and Home Realty for several years.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monmouth.  She enjoyed crafting, antiquing, decorating, spending time with friends and hosting the many family gatherings.

Gloria was a very generous and giving person.  She took lots of food to family and friends.  She also loved to go to thrift shops and find bargains for others.  During her earlier years she loved to have kids of family and friends come to visit at the farm where they would swim in the pool and spend time in the hot tub.   She was known as “Aunt GG” to many.  She also loved fixing up houses.

In later years, she and Charlie enjoyed spending winters at their vacation home in Arizona where they met many friends.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Charlie Geer of Monmouth, IL; her children Adam Geer of Kirkwood, Il, Maggie (Alex Hutchinson) Geer of St. Louis, MO, and Luke (Allison) Geer of Colona, IL; 2 grandchildren, Clara & Molly Geer; her sister, Teresa Gavin of Cedar Falls, IA; brothers, Gary (Connie Frakes) Gavin and Chris (Lisa) Gavin both of Monmouth; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Stan Gavin and a dear friend Suzanne Lescher.

Memorial mass of the Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Monmouth.  Interment will follow at St. Marys Cemetery.  A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday, November 26, 2021 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, November 26, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory

1007 North G Street, Monmouth, IL 61462

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church

200 West Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462

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