Geneva L. Stedwell, 87, of Paxton died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, 202 NW Vine, Atlanta, Il.
Visitation will be one hour before the funeral service at the funeral home on Friday.
Burial will follow at Atlanta Cemetery. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Geneva was born May 27, 1925 in Lewisburg, Kentucky. She married George William Stedwell May 30, 1947 in Urbana. He preceded her in death March 4, 2006.
Geneva is survived by two daughters, Janet Brown of Atlanta, Kathy (Joe) Miller of Elmhurst; two sons, George (Liz) Stedwell of Peru, IN, Charles Stedwell of Champaign; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Jack (Lorraine) Barr of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Geneva graduated from Atlanta High School, Atlanta, IL. She attended the University of Illinois receiving a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Degree in 1946. She and her husband lived in Loda for ten years before moving to Paxton. She was a member of the Loda Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors.
Geneva enjoyed reading and flower gardening.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.