Geri L. Combs, 80 of So. Elgin, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Tower Hill Nursing Center, So. Elgin. The daughter of Walter and May (Peck) Head, she was born November 20, 1934 in Elgin.
She was a classy lady, a graduate of Elgin High School Class of 1952, and worked at St. Joseph Hospital as an admitting clerk for 13 years. Geri loved all animals, and was very creative. She enjoyed gardening her house plants, and working with ceramics, and painting. She was a caring and loving mother and grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her faithful husband Douglas Combs of 53 years; her parents.
Geri is survived by three children, Valerie (Paul) Hale of Belvidere, IL., Melody Arnold of Elgin, Kyle Combs of South Elgin; three grand-daughters, Angela Laxton, Susan Adrian, and Christy Spurlock; four great grandchildren, James, Benjamin, Desmond, Aryella; two sisters, Patricia Murswick, Norma Fitzsimmons; one brother, Frank Head; her faithful canine companion, Kera;
Several brothers, and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, March 23, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin until time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Keith Perry, officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Geri’s memory to the Anderson Animal Shelter of South Elgin. For more information please call (847) 741-1400.
1. Rhonda Combs Cummings:
march 22nd, 2015 saat: 3:56 am
geri maybe be gone from this earth, but she will always live in your heart and memories prayers for you all love
2. Tricia Puleo:
march 22nd, 2015 at: 1:50 pm
to kyle, mel & val: so sorry to hear you have lost your mommy. know that her love for all of you will never end and she now watches over you and your loved ones from heaven, where she has rushed to the waiting arms of your daddy. my guess would be that when she arrived in heaven, doug asked her, “hey girl, what took you so long”? cherish all of your fondest memories of your mom and hold those close to your hearts always. i recall your mom always had the prettiest and sweetest face with her hair done up on top of her head to perfection. she was also a good water skier in her day – we did that together many, many years ago. god bless all of you and your families today and always. tricia puleo in northern wiscsonsin.