Geraldine Jefferson Voss 1917 - 2011 Lawrence
A memorial service for Geraldine Jefferson Voss, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in the Sneed Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville, Okla., with the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Shelton and the Rev. Michael J. Shelton officiating. A cremation has taken place under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville.
Mrs. Voss died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence, Kan.
She was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Buffalo, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd Nicholas and Hazel Fenton Jefferson. At an early age, she and her family moved to Garnett, Kan. Mrs. Voss graduated from Garnett High School and from Emporia State College (formerly Kansas State Teachers College). She later taught school in Fall River and Garnett.
Mrs. Voss lived in Borger, Texas and Bartlesville before moving to Lawrence. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Bartlesville, having served several terms on the Church Administrative Board. Mrs. Voss was also an active member of United Methodist Women. She was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter CH, for more than 70 years, and a member of the Bartlesville Service League.
She married Murray D. Voss in August 1942. He preceded her in death in 2005.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Carolyn Shelton and husband Dr. Robert L., Lawrence, and Kathleen Marie Humphries and husband David E., San Antonio; two grandsons, David A. Shelton, and the Rev. Michael J. Shelton; three great-granddaughters, Ellie Grace, Anna Katherine and Mary Caroline Shelton; and a twin sister, Jo Ann Koch, Beloit, Wis.
The family suggests memorials to the church and can be sent to P.O. Box 1136, Bartlesville, OK 74005.