Geraldine Jolliff, 93

Published 3:38pm Sunday, November 4, 2012

Born: Aug. 13, 1919

Died: Nov. 2, 2012

Geraldine Alice “Jeri” Jolliff, 93, of Niles, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  Jeri was born Aug. 13, 1919, in South Bend, Ind. On Nov. 21, 1940, Jeri was united in marriage to Luther Jolliff, who preceded her in death, passing away July 24, 1981.

Surviving are her children, Karen Kuzbay and Larry (Marilee) Jolliff, both of Niles, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Jeri was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Mildred McGraw, and her half brother, Robert Phillips.

Visitation was held from 5 to 8 pm Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola.   Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Kevin Gearhart of Harvest Ministries at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Jeri was employed with the South Bend Tribune for several years in the classified ads department.  She then worked at the reception desk at the Niles Public Library until her retirement in 1981.

Jeri was a member of Harvest Ministries in Elkhart and enjoyed fellowship with her church friends and family.  She previously had volunteered for 30 years as the church secretary at River Park Tabernacle in South Bend.  She was a creative person, who enjoyed crocheting, making crafts and cooking.  Jeri also loved spending time with her family.

In lieu of flowers, Jeri requested donations be made in her memory to Gideon’s International at  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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