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[April 13, 2011]  BLOOMINGTON -- Geneva A. Day, 71, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 6:07 a.m. at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. A celebration of her life will follow at 6 p.m., with Maurice Stribling officiating.

She was born on March 4, 1940, in Parma, Mo. Her parents were Lloyd and Bessie Silkwood Ross. She married Cecil "Sonny" Gordon in February 1956 and they were later divorced. She married Robert Day on July 29, 1979, in Painesville, Ohio. He preceded her in death in June 2009.

She is survived by one daughter, Jackie (and Carl "Woody") Woodruff of Waynesville; one son, Robert (and Honey) Day of Ashtabula, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Lillian (and Keith) McClendon of Kirtland, Ohio; two stepsons, James Day of Kirtland, Ohio, and John Day of Arizona; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Stacey, Ronald, Robert Jr. and Christopher; six stepgrandchildren, Gregory, Sunny, Matt, Katie, Grace and Beth; two great-grandchildren, Larissa and Ozzy; two step-great-grandchildren, Trenton and Trinity; four sisters, Norma Mallory of Ohio, Doris Buford of Illinois, Alice Osborne of Missouri and Eunice Groves of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She also continued a loving relationship with the extended Gordon family members and was especially close to Irene "Tinky" Gordon Melton, Easy Gordon Tuggle, Connie Gordon Moran and Katherine Gordon Marlett.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her only brother, Ted Ross.

Geneva spent her childhood years, school years and most of her adult life in the McLean. She moved to Eastlake, Ohio, in 1976 and retuned to central Illinois in 2000.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

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