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Geraldine Agnes (Ziegler) Whitworth

March 25, 1938 — March 5, 2022

Paw Paw

Geraldine Agnes Whitworth, 83, of Paw Paw, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Geraldine was born in Claypool, Indiana, March 25, 1938, daughter to the late Paul and Bernice (Berkowitz) Ziegler. She was united in marriage on October 7, 1961, to Franklin Fay Whitworth, who preceded her in death August 25, 2017.

Geraldine had been an active Lioness with the Paw Paw Lions Club along with her husband. She enjoyed working Bingo at the Lions Club where she would assist in serving the food. Gerrie's family always looked forward to the great meals she prepared. In addition to cooking, Gerrie took great pride outdoors planting her garden and flower beds. Every year she enjoyed tending the beds, making them beautiful and abundant all season.

She is survived by her three sons, Frank Whitworth, Joseph Whitworth and Steven Whitworth; one daughter, Jeri Whitworth; nine grandchildren, Tristine, Carter, Taylor, Tanner, Tolin, Amanda (Justin), Allyson, Nikolas and Jacob; one great-grandchild, J.J., two sisters, Dolores Wolownik and Patsy (Mike) Breitenbach; one brother, Paul Ziegler.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Farrow.

Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, March 11, 2022, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw. There will be a Rosary service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will follow on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Paw Paw, with Fr. Richard Altine officiating. Burial will conclude at Saint Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Jude Children's Hospital.

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Recitation of the Rosary

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

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