Geneva V. Neal

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Geneva V. Neal, age 96, of Tryon, died September 27, 2013 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Geneva V. Neal was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Lacona, Iowa to Harry and Nellie (Bennett) Lancaster. When she was very small they moved to a ranch near Flats in McPherson County. She attended grade school at Diamond Bar School and her family was very active in the Methodist church at Flats.
She graduated from McPherson County High School in 1935and took training and worked as a nurse at the Sutherland hospital. She returned to the Diamond Bar School to teach 1936-1938. Geneva was united in marriage to Donald E. Neal on April 8, 1939. To this union two children were born, Gary and Donna. In 1948 Don and Geneva purchased a farm/ranch southwest of Lake Maloney. They were very active in the Union Sunday School at the Meadowlawn School
house and helped organize a hymn sing, held in different homes once a month. Don and Geneva worked at the sale bam in North Platte on Fridays and at Don’s father’s sale barn in Tryon twice a month. In the spring of 1957 they rented out the farm, and purchased the service station and tank wagon delivery service in Tryon. Geneva did the book work for the
station and also worked at the Post Office as a clerk and later as Officer in Charge
for 23 years. Geneva joined the Tryon Rebekah Lodge in 1969 and was a life long member. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. One of the biggest parts of her life besides loving and caring for her
family was the work she was able to do in the church, Sunday school, and United
Methodist Women.
Geneva is survived by her daughter Donna (Larry) Campbell, son Gary (Jerry) Neal, all of North Platte; grandchildren Trent (Sheila) Neal, Brett (Cindy) Neal, Mindy (Brian) Hope, Troy Whited, Brad Whited; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 great
great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents, a sister Maxine, a brother Gerald Lancaster, and great granddaughter Kylee Neal.
A memorial has been established in her name and online condolences can be made at
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday September 30, 2013 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with the Rev. Shanon Williams officiating. Burial will be at the Miller Cemetery near Tryon. Visitation will be today from 12:00 p.m. until 6 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 4-6. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.