Geraldine “Gerry” Comer, 80, formerly of Ottumwa, died peacefully at 11:53 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon.
She was born May 12, 1931, in Lovilia, Iowa, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Yarkosky) Gasper. She married John J. Comer on Aug. 4, 1951. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2001.
A graduate of Albia High School in 1949, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar & Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of Americas. She directed the choir at St. Patrick Catholic Church for 38 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen VanSickel of Des Moines and Joan Comer Wright (Steve) of Solon; three grandchildren Andrew (Elizabeth), Allyson (Nathan), and Adam (Kaitlyn); a great-granddaughter Grace, and a sister, Verna Migatz of Miramar, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Evans; five brothers, infant Edward Gasper, Joe Gasper, George Gasper, her twin brother Gerald Gasper and Thomas Gasper; and a grandson Steven.
Visitation and Funeral arrangements in Ottumwa are pending.