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Geneva Gertude Alexander (Durham)

August 25, 1931 — January 16, 2022

Geneva G. Alexander (Grammy) of Satanta, Kansas, passed away on January 16, 2022,
at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade, Kansas. Geneva was born in Garden City,
Kansas, on August 25, 1931, to the parents of Louis and Bertie (Thornton) Durham of Satanta,

She attended school in Satanta and graduated in 1949. On May 28, 1949, she
married the love of her life, John D. Alexander in Garden City, Kansas. From this union, four
children were born Jeanne, Butch, Jerry, and Tom. They were married for 72 blessed years.
John and Geneva lived at the Hugoton City Service Gas Plant for 35 years. In 1976, they
resided in Satanta, Kansas, until they moved into the Lone Tree Retirement Center in 2018.
Geneva worked for Red Rock School as a cook, at Collingwood Grain Elevator in Ryrus,
Kansas, the Satanta District Hospital, and finished her working career at Happy Ages Senior
Center in Satanta, Kansas.

Geneva found her true blessed happiness in being “Grammy”. She loved crocheting,
making ceramics, woodworking, painting, and camping. She was known by many as Geneva,
Aunt Sissy, and her favorite, Grammy.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, John Alexander of Lone Tree, Meade
Kansas; daughter Jeanne and Arlen Theander of Meade, Kansas, son Jerry and Arloa
Alexander of Canon City, Colorado, son Tom and Kelly Alexander of Cunningham, Kansas, and
daughter-in-law Cheryl Alexander of Dodge City, Kansas; her sisters: Wanda and Alfred
Alexander of Satanta, Kansas, Lana and Jerry Parthemer of Frankfort, Kansas; 14
grandchildren: Nicky and Kris Lindsay of Protection, Kansas, Mandy Blankenship and Shawn
Mead of Macomb, Oklahoma, Marty and Norm Howard of Cushing, Oklahoma, Matthew Shipp
and Rhonda Sanger of Lacrosse, Kansas, Joshua Alexander and Rachel Harper of Heston,
Kansas, Rachel and Art Spears of Dodge City, Kansas, Jera and Chris Dalton of Longview,
Texas, Dustin and Caitlin Alexander of Lakewood, Colorado, Brandy Alexander and Chris
Stapel of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Kari and Jeff Pruitt of Wichita, Kansas, Erin and Homer Green of
Winfield, Kansas, Randy and Angie Mertens of Cunningham, Kansas, Samantha and Nurueli
Teri of Great Bend, Kansas. 32 Great Grandchildren: Coby Lindsay and Tanner Westberry,
Cabe Lindsay and Jacki Endicott, Cale Lindsay and Kaylie Smith, and Coda Lindsay all from
Protection, Kansas, Tyler and Shane Blankenship of Macomb, Oklahoma, Emma and Ella
Howard of Cushing, Oklahoma, Leah and Gabriel Shipp of Scottsdale, Arizona, Garrisen and
Asher Alexander of Hesston, Kansas, Zoey, Zander, and Zachary Spears of Dodge City,
Kansas, Caden, McKennan, and Laiken Dalton of Longview, Texas, Calvin Alexander of
Lakewood, Colorado, Alex and Idania Leroux of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Amy and Sylvia Leroux of
Wichita, Kansas, Andrew and Asher Leroux of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Remington Hoosier and
Olivia Pruitt of Wichita, Kansas, Xander Green of Winfield, Kansas, Dakota, Kaylee, and J.R.
Mertens of Cunningham, Kansas, Aden Mertens, Eliana and Lynk Teri of Great Bend, Kansas,
and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Bertie Durham, her brother Earl
Durham, sister and brother-in-law Janie and Vernon Lloyd, her son Butch Alexander, and one grandson Benjamin Shipp.

The family asks in lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central
and Western Kansas in care of the Robson Funeral Home of Satanta, Kansas. Condolences may be sent to

The family wants to say special thank you for the prayers and concerns expressed for
our family at this time. A very special thank you to the Lone Tree Retirement Center and Meade
Hospital Personnel for all the tender love and care they gave Grammy, Poppie, and family at this time.
God bless you all.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, 2 PM at Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta, Kansas.
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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Dudley Township Cemetery

, Satanta, KS 67870

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