Geraldine H. "Gerry" Flatt, 93, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. A memorial service celebrating her life was held Friday, Nov. 22 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Stephen Mueller officiated. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Sappington, Mo., at a later date. A visitation was held one hour prior to services on Nov. 22. Memorials may be directed to the Geraldine H. Flatt Memorial Fund. Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Jerome Simon and Bessie Mae (Craig) Handel. She married Gregory L. Flatt on Oct. 5, 1940. He died in 1966. Geraldine worked at Dillard's Department Store in dress sales for more than 30 years. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Affton, Mo. She was an avid bridge player, exceptional cook, enjoyed theatre, musicals and, most of all, loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include one son, Steven (Linda) of Geneseo; one daughter, Sue (Fred) Simon of Bellevue, Neb.; one sister, Shirley Malone of Lake San Marcos, Calif.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother.