Perma M. Geyer, 89, suffering from failing health for the past several years, died at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2001, in Plymouth.
A lifetime Marshall County resident, Perma had formerly lived on Indiana Ave., in Argos and was a resident of Shady Rest since August 1999.
Born on May 21, 1911 in Bremen, Perma was the daughter of Frank E. and Cleo M. Kaufman Barts. Her father was a blacksmith in the little town of Linkville. As a child, she enjoyed attending the Bourbon Fair. She attended grade school at Linkville and high school in Plymouth.
Perma took a short course at Purdue University and became a licensed tube tester for the Schlosser Brothers Creamery in Plymouth.
On April 1, 1928, in Goshen, she was married to Clifford L. Geyer. Clifford died on March 20, 1987.
She ran a cream station for the Schlosser Bros. for many years and also had worked as a seamstress for Menser Industries.
A homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, fine needlework and quilting. She would do the mending for her entire family. She and her husband built their home and she took pride and pleasure in living there.
Perma was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church since 1941 and served as a church pianist and organist for many years, both at Plymouth Wesleyan and at Shiloh Wesleyan churches.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie E. Baker, Argos and a daughter-in-law, Eula Geyer, Elkhart. Seven grandchildren also survive. They are: Gwenda, Susan, Richard and Mark of Elkhart and David, in Naples, Florida, Deena, Nappanee and Lisa, Plymouth.
Several great and great-great -grandchildren also survive together with an aunt, Lela Perschbacher of Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a son, David L. Geyer and two brothers, Harold and Raymond Barts.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 21, 2001, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services in the funeral home will be on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 11 a.m. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Robert Vardaman.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Ind.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.