Geneva Nasworthy Obituary

Geneva  Ingram Nasworthy
Geneva Ingram Nasworthy

June 1, 2009
Resided in Atlantic Beach, FL


Geneva Ingram, 88, who grew up in Minburn, IA, passed away peacefully Monday, June 1, 2009, in the Hospice McGraw Care Center in Jacksonville, FL, surrounded by members of her family.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, George F. Nasworthy; daughter, Gay R. Barner of Santa Rosa, CA; daughter, Cynthia L. Albright of Palmyra, VA; son, Bruce I. Barner of Blue Bell, PA; daughter, Candyce E. Hollingsworth of Manassas, VA; and step-children, Frank Nasworthy of Leucadia, CA, Nancy L. Nasworthy of Bend, OR, and Timothy Nasworthy of Glen Allen, VA; seven grandchildren; six step- grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

A poet, hers was an adventurer's spirit: from a farm in Iowa to retirement in Florida: Out of college to become an airline stewardess, then on to Alaska while it was still a territory where she bore her first two children, eight years in New York where she bore her three younger children, living in Massachusetts and Maryland for short times, followed by five years in Lebanon returning to the US for a home leave visit traveling east from Lebanon seeing the Taj Mahal and visiting Hong Kong and Alaska, and then finally returning to the States this time overland via Turkey, parts of eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and much of northern Europe (in a VW camper with her five children and a dog), ultimately on board the SS United States from England to New York City. Among her favorite memories were the thirteen years spent in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia just before retirement in Florida. And she did it all in a serene manner and with a beautiful smile.

Interment and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., at the Minburn Cemetery on July 11, 2009. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 for the McGraw Care Center.


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Minburn Cemetery
Minburn, IA US
Saturday, July 11, 2009
4:00 PM