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Geraldine A. Schroeder
(July 23, 1924 - October 2, 2012)

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Geraldine A. Schroeder

Geraldine A. Bowlin-Woodard Paxson Schroeder, 88, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her residence in Jefferson City. She was born on July 29, 1924 on a farm between Salem and McGirk, Mo. to Roy and Mable (Kirchoff) Bowlin, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Roy (Junior) Woodard in 1941. He was killed in World War II. She married in 1946 to Everett Paxson who preceded her in death. In 1987 she married Denis Schroeder, who also preceded her in death. She worked at the California Jacket Factory and cooked for many years at the Nic-Nac Café and Bill’s Drive-In in California. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Jefferson City, Mo., St. George Catholic Church in Linn, and California United Church of Christ. She loved and was loved by all her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Her saying “Be kind to one another” is what she tried to live every day. Geraldine is survived by three children, Marjorie Medlen and husband Don of Topeka, Ks., Betty Howard and husband Marcus of Jefferson City, and Gene Paxson of Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Mark Medlen and wife Amanda, Laura Medlen McKinney and husband Jason, Andrew Medlen and wife Adria, Aaron Medlen and wife Andrea, and Seth Paxson; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Martin and Joyce Heather both of California, Mo. She was preceded in death by one brother Chester Bowlin; and one sister, Dorothy Hackney Duncan. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo. Burial will be in California City Cemetery next to her first husband, Roy (Jr.) Woodard. Officiating will be Fr. Dylan Schrader, assisted by Chaplain Bart Larson. Visitation will also be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Salem United Church of Christ or Advantage Hospice, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

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