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Geneva Holbrook, 74, Vandalia

Geneva Holbrook, 74, of Vandalia, died at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with Pastors Rodney Caswell and Walter Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation was to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: First Assembly of God Building Fund.

Mrs. Holbrook was born on April 5, 1934, in Green County, Ark., the daughter of David Waler and Katie Starns Willis. She married John Newton Holbrook on April 4, 1952, in Vandalia; he died on Jan. 24, 1991.

She was a retired employee of Johnson, Stephens & Shinkle Shoe Factory and John Crane Inc., both in Vandalia, and she was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Vandalia.

She is survived by a son, David Holbrook and his wife Sylvia of Grandview, Ind.; daughter, Cathy Holbrook of Vandalia; sister, Mabel Turner of Vandalia; and grandson, Johnathon Holbrook and his wife Julie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Patsy Gibson.

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