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.