|8/20/2013 8:00:00 AM|
Geraldine P. Denning
Nov. 24, 1937 - Aug. 19, 2013
Geraldine P. 'Gerry' Denning, 75, Akron, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away surrounded by her loving family and companion at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., to parents John and Gladys (Wiggins) Speller.
Gerry worked at US Steel as a secretary and at Marshall Field's in Chicago.
She was a graduate of Bowen High School in 1955. Gerry and her companion Harold moved to Akron over 15 years ago. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Moose Lodge of Rochester, and the Las Donas Club of Akron. Gerry was a collector of tea pots and always enjoyed her family, friends and traveling.
Survivors include her companion, Harold Johnson, Akron; two daughters, Annette Blackwell, Gary, and Janet Toman, Hainesville, Ill.; one son, Mark and wife Nicole Denning, Elmhurst, Ill.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; twin brother, James and wife Dolores Speller, Springfield, Ill.; and sister, Ann and husband Leonard Derkowski, Pittsburg, Calif.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary.
Funeral service is at 7 p.m. today at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Jason See officiating.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Additional visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Elmwood Chapel, 11200 South Ewing Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Burial will be at a later date in Springfield, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice, Rochester.
Share a memory or send an online condolence at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.
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