ANDOVER – Barbara L. Geer, 85, passed away on Wednesday (February 2, 2022) at Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Mrs. Geer was born on July 20, 1936 in DuBois, Pa., to Earl A. and Ellen E. (Hamilton) Painter. She grew up in Brockway, Pa., and attended Brockway Snyder High School. On September 5, 1953 in Tonawanda she married Milton L. Geer, who preceded her in death on November 17, 2000.
Along with nurturing her family as a stay-at-home mom for many years, Barb had a varied occupational history. She retired in 1984 after working for several years as a receptionist at the Andover Medical Center.
Barb is survived by two sons, William A. Geer of Hellertown, Pa., and Kenneth W. (Linda) Geer of Andover; and three grandchildren, Chad Geer of Wellsville, Kyle Geer of Andover, and Dillon Geer of Hellertown, Pa.
Along with her husband of 47 years, Barb was preceded in death by a son, Martin Geer.
In her younger days, Barb delighted in playing cards and bowling nights with friends. She became skilled at crocheting, happily sharing that talent by gifting her family and friends with her creations. Barb was a true animal-lover who, through the years, loved numerous fur babies. She was a long-time member of the Andover United Methodist Church.
Family was very important to her and she believed that great times together were important. No matter what the financial outlook was, she made sure her family took regular vacations together.
Visitation will be held on Saturday (February 12, 2022) from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 officiated by Rev. Christian Mattison of First Presbyterian Church of Andover. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Andover. Those unable to attend may view the service by using the Livestream link on the funeral home website home page. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial contributions in Barb’s name may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Andover, 34 E. Greenwood Street, Andover, NY 14806. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.
Barb was a funny, laughing friend of mine when we worked together at what was First Trust. she was always laughing and a very sweet lady. I will remember Barb forever. It is just so sad when the mind dies before the body. Love you Barb.
So sorry to learn of Mrs.Gears passing, my condolences to the family. Bill and Dan, my prayers are with you.
God received a very beautiful Angel. God bless. Healing prayers for everyone.