Geraldine Irwin Shreckengost

| January 31, 2019

Geraldine Irwin Shreckengost, 95, of Villa Rica, GA, formerly of Cape Coral, FL, and Cooperstown, PA, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019, in Ashbrook Village.

Geraldine was born February 14, 1923, in Franklin, PA, the daughter of the late Alton Irwin and Hazel Bean Irwin. Geraldine worked for a number of years as a licensed practical nurse at Franklin Hospital and Polk State Center before retiring. She was a Christian and worshiped at The Church of God.

Geraldine married Lloyd W. Shreckengost, her husband of 52 years, in 1944. Following their retirements, they enjoyed their time in Florida until Lloyd’s death in 1996, when Geraldine moved to Georgia to be closer to her family.

Geraldine enjoyed a good laugh or giggle, especially with family and close friends. She will be remembered fondly by all whose lives she touched.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Kim Shreckengost, Douglasville, GA; and Ronald and Kathleen Shreckengost, Oil City, PA; five grandchildren: Laurie (John) Krause, Sparta, MI; Richard (Kristine) Shreckengost, Villa Rica, GA; Ron (Kristi) Shreckengost, Boardman, OH; Micah (Lisa) Shreckengost, Oil City, PA; and Joshua (Ashley) Shreckengost, Piedmont, SC; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd W. Shreckengost, and her six siblings.

Entombment will take place at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral, FL, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. A private celebration of life in honor of Geraldine will take place later in February.

Geraldine’s family extends its appreciation to the staff of Ashbrook Village for their care of Geraldine over the last few years, as well as to the staff of Sacred Journey Hospice for their care in her final weeks.

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J. Collins Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Villa Rica is in charge of local arrangements.

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