Auglaize County, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Auglaize County Death Records

Last Name: Geiger

First Name: Kathryn C.

Father's Name: John Geiger

Mother's Maiden Name: Caroline E. Settlage

Spouse's Name:

Death Date: Jan 27, 1975

Cause of Death: Complications from stroke

Death Location: St. Marys, Auglaize County OH

Source: St. Marys Evening Leader

Additional: Miss Kathryn C. (K.C.) Geiger, 69, editor emeritus of The Evening Leader, St. Marys, died at 1:34 p.m. Sunday in Joint Township District Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Sept. 10. Death was due to complications. She had suffered a serious stroke on Jan 15 of last year and another on Sept. 20, which left her in an coma until the time of her death. Miss Geiger and two of her sisters, Marguerite and Edith, lived at 133 N. Wayne St. St. Marys. She was born Nov. 9, 1905, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late John F. and Caroline Elizabeth (Settlage) Geiger. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. B.H, Lutterbein, Edgerton; Miss Marguerite, St. Marys; Mrs. T.C. (Clara) Deweese, Lime; and Miss Edith W. Geiger of St. Marys. One sister, Miss Gertrude, preceded her in death. Miss Geiger was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Circle One and the Building Fund- Finance Committee, of the church. She was graduated from St. Marys High School in 1923 and had been employed at The Evening Leader since shortly before her graduation until her retirement on March 7, 1974. She was named editor in 1944 following the death of A. C. Buss and editor emeritus upon her retirement. She was widely known in newspaper circles throughout the state, having served as St. Marys News Correspondent to the Lima News, The Dayton Daily News, the Dayton Journal Herald, The Toledo Blade and the Columbus Dispatch in former years. She was the voice of the Home Bank Hotline, served as a notary public and was active in Red Cross work during and after World War II. Miss Geiger was instrumental in the formation of a number of local and countywide groups and organizations, was the recipient of many honorary awards and citations and served as St. Marys City Treasurer at one time. She as a charter member of the St. Marys Soroptimist Club, and The Auglaize County Historical Society, belonged to the St. Marys Drama Club, the Salvation Army Service unit and the Ohio Newspaper Women's Association. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Theodore T. Stellhorn III officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be taken to the church at noon Wednesday to lie in State until the time of services. The family requests that persons wishing to give memorials contribute them to the Zion Lutheran Building Fund, JTDMH Therapy Department or the Scholarship Fund of the Parents Teachers Association, St. Marys City School District. The Evening Leader offices will close at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday so employees may attend the funeral.


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