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Geneva Crawford Short

May 9, 1933 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 85)
Geneva Crawford Short, 85 of Fincastle went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Geneva was born in Fincastle May 9, 1933 to the late Robert and Esterleen Crawford. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband Claude “Herman” Short; brother Roger Crawford; brother-in-law R.J. Caldwell; sister-in-law Pearl Crowder; and nephew Dwayne Crawford.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Muriel Short, Claude and Kelly Short; granddaughters: Dana (Paul) Kreklow, Donna (Tyson) Abbott, Tiffany (Kei) Sakaguchi, Heather Short; great-granddaughters: Payton Kreklow, Andrea “Andi” Kreklow, and Taylor Gearhart; sister Nora “Sissy” Caldwell; brother Wayne (Pat) Crawford; sister-in-law Jennifer Crawford; brother-in-law Ashby Crowder; uncle Malcolm (Bernice) Crawford; one niece and several nephews.

A graveside service honoring Geneva’s life will be 1:00 pm, Saturday October 6 at Crawford Family Cemetery, 21892 Craigs Creek Road, New Castle with Jim Morris officiating. The family will receive friends at Friday, 4-7 pm at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church DR Mission, 11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.

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Donations may be made to:

Mill Creek Baptist Church DR Mission
11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle VA 24090

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