Mary E. Geist, 93, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 2, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia.
She was born September 10, 1925 in Butler County, Pennsylvania to the late Walter Emory Bickel and the late Zella Rose Butler Bickel.
Mrs. Geist was a homemaker and she raised five children. She was from a sibling group of 16. Mrs. Geist was a member of the Butler Church of the Nazarene. She loved gardening and canning.
She is survived by her caregiver and sister, Lois Watterson; two sons, Jude (Mary) J. Geist of Emporia, VA, and Ezra J. (Sherri) Geist of Arkport, NY; three daughters, Faith E. Geist of Titusville, PA, Hope D. Tomajko of Baltimore, MD, and Lydia C. DeBiase of Morton, PA; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers; and eight sisters.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Geist whom she married on November 3, 1962 and who passed away on October 10, 2018; three brothers, and two sisters.
Friends will be received at the Butler Church of the Nazarene, 4410 Oakdale Road, Butler, PA on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 11:00 with Associate Pastor Millie Martsolf, officiating.
Burial will take place in the McVille Union Cemetery in Freeport, PA.
Memorial Donations are suggested to the Butler Church of the Nazarene, 4410 Oakdale Road, Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.