Geraldine A. (Gerry) Stonebraker

January 23, 1927 - March 05, 2014

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Service: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville

Calling: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the funeral home
Geraldine Anna “Gerry” Stonebraker, 87, of Kendallville died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 12:23 a.m. in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

She had lived in the Corunna area before moving to Kendallville.

Mrs. Stonebraker retired from McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville where she worked as a cook for many years.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville.

She was born January 23, 1927, in Ashley to Otto and Anna (Hasselman) Lehman.

Surviving are two daughters Jo Ann (Fred) Wright of LaGrange and Cathy (Gunther) Asterlin of South bend; a son, Sam (Rosemary) Stonebraker of Kendallville; two grandchildren, Travis (Corrine) Reed and Max (Tamara) Asterlin; two great-grandchildren, Avin and Gavin Reed; a sister, Pearl Gunsenhouser of Fort Wayne; a brother, Martin (Nola) Lehman of Tennessee. She was also blessed to have in her life seven step grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Reed; a sister, Virginia Leins; and a brother, Ora Lehman.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Chaplain Mike Wakeland and Vicar Mark Huston of Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery, Corunna.

Calling is Monday, March 10, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.

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Denise Helmer
October 16th, 2014 1:07am

I was just thinking of Gerry today and wondered if she was still at Lutheran Homes in Kville. So I decided to google her and found she passed in March!! I never knew. I miss you all so much and have visited her over the years. I would love to get together with you sometime. I miss Sue so much, so much!! She was more like a sister to me and your mom was the sweetest, kindest soul ever. I would have been there if I had known. I'm so sorry to you Kathy, Jo and Sam.

Darlene Warner
March 15th, 2014 3:15am

Jo, Cathy & Sam, I am so sorry to hear about your mom.. I didn't know it in time to go to the funeral. She was a very loving, caring person. I am blessed to have known her. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Joyce Fleming
March 11th, 2014 5:42pm
Hamilton In.

Sending you all my condolences read about your Mom in the paper then watched the picture video lovely Thinking of you all Love Joyce

Eli Helmuth
March 9th, 2014 2:08am
Angola In.

So sorry to read of the loss of one so dear to you all. Will be thinking of you.

Maggie Drerup Henderson
March 7th, 2014 7:54pm

So sorry for your loss, she was always very nice to me when I was at your house, you have my deepest sympathy

Alanna Coffelt
March 7th, 2014 2:35pm

Rosemary and Sam, So sorry you lost your mother. She looks so very sweet in her picture. I think of you once in awhile, Rosemary, and wonder what is going on in your life. Glad to see you got married. My regards to you family. Love, Alanna

Jerry & Cindy Raney
March 7th, 2014 2:23pm

Our sincere sympathy to Gerry's family. We had the privilege of knowing her from our many years at McCray Hospital. What a wonderful, sweet lady who always had a smile and a kind word - not to mention being an outstanding cook! She will surely be missed by many.

Glenda Stevens
March 6th, 2014 1:24pm
Lutheran Life Villages-MRC

Gerry will be missed, especially her pretty smile and sunny dispostion she always had when I would visit with her or pass her in the hallway. With all her health problems she would still always smile! She was a dear lady. May God give you comfort at this time and the days ahead. Sincerely, glenda, Med Recs Coord.

Wendy Biddle
March 5th, 2014 10:01pm
Rome City

Sam and Rosemary, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family, and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Wendy