Geneva May (Hester) Conley, age 79, received her wings in heaven on Friday, September 29, 2017 while surrounded by family at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark Ohio. Geneva was born and raised in beautiful Elk Park, North Carolina. She was born August 6, 1938 in Elk Park, North Carolina to the late Jess and Georgia (Banner) Hester.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4 at The Newark Chapel of Henderson -Van Atta Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Inurnment will take place at a later date at Southlawn Cemetery in Utica, Ohio.
Geneva was a fantastic cook preparing many delicious home cooked meals for her family and friends. She will long be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Anyone that met Geneva, could vouch for her kind words, loving heart and willingness to help anyone in any way possible. She was such an inviting woman who always enjoyed cooking, gardening and just sitting and talking and telling stories of her life.
Words cannot express how much she will be missed, nor how much she was loved.
How can the life of a wonderful woman and mother be measured some may wonder… it can by the wisdom, love and compassion given to each and everyone around her throughout her life. She left her footprints of knowledge on earth for us always to cherish and live by.
She is survived by her most faithful companion, significant other and best friend, Andres Martinez; three daughters; Cathy Holiday (Donald Samples), Patricia Landin (Efrain Bustamante) and Tammy (Greg Black) McCoy; a son, Danny Conley; special daughter, Brenda C. Conley; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and very close friends considered to be family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Conley; a son Johnny Conley, two brothers, Lewis Hester and Bill Hester; two sisters, Bertha Parr and Lucille Stines, two grandsons, Joshua McCoy and Christian Holiday, infant great-granddaughter; Georgia May Morrow; and two sons in law, James Holiday and James McCoy.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made in Geneva’s name in care of the funeral home.
Following the service, family and friends are welcome to gather at the Northside Church of Christ, 4427 Marion Rd NE, Newark for food and fellowship.