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Betty Ann Geary

1926 ~ 2021 (age 94)


Betty A. Geary passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born in Fort Wayne on June 19, 1926, the daughter of the late Adolphus and Lillian Menefee. She attended St. Patrick’s School and graduated from Central Catholic High School.  She worked for Tolkiem Corp before marrying Edward P. Geary and raising 4 children. The couple were charter members of Queen of Angels Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She later worked for Sears, McJohn Photo and retired from Phelps Dodge. Always social and outgoing, she enjoyed ice skating at the Reservoir, bowling and organizing bus trips to points of interest. She loved to travel and always enjoyed a good game of euchre and played bridge with several groups around the city.

She is survived by son James (Donna) Geary, daughters Suzanne (Brian) Wilkins, Janet Geary, and Joan (Joseph) Costenero, grandchildren, Christopher Geary, Patrick and Katie Wilkins, and Molly Ferguson, Sarah Reu, Maria and Russel Costenero, four great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband ‘Pat’ after forty-nine years of marriage and three brothers and three sisters and one granddaughter.

Private services will be held at Divine Mercy Funeral Home with burial at the Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent to Queen of Angels School, for Academic Resources or Heartland Hospice, whose help and support was greatly appreciated.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Betty Ann Geary


Queen of Angles School: Academic Resources
1500 W. State Blvd, Fort Wayne IN 46808
Tel: 1-260-482-9411

Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne
1315 Directors Row Ste 210, Fort Wayne IN 48008
Tel: 1-866-732-1757

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