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Stephanie Ann Geary

d. July 14, 2021

Stephanie Ann Geary, age 69 of Greenview, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
She was born December 25, 1951 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Franklin and Evelyn Welch Hughes.
Stephanie married Jack Geary on January 10, 1970 at the Athens Christian Church.
Mourning her passing are her husband, Jack; daughter, Leeann Geary; granddog, Dolly Mae; brothers, Larry (Mary Lois) Hughes, Roger (Bunny) Hughes; sisters, Pamela (Bob) Rector and Twyla (Mike) Baker.
She is preceded in death by two step-sons, Ed and Jeff Geary; sister, Sandra Mangiaforte; brothers, Ronnie and Mark Hughes;
She was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1970.
She was a member of the Massey Harris Antique Tractor Club, and Vintage Ag Association.
Stephanie was an avid collector of Longaberger Baskets. She loved flowers, country music, traveling, camping, and gambling and shopping. She enjoyed being a sales consultant of Home Interiors.
The bulk of her professional career was with Franklin Life Insurance and American General where she work for 28 years. Other places she has work over her life were Athens IGA, St. John’s Hospital, Wells Fargo, and Illinois Department of Revenue.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, Athens, IL. Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating. Burial will be held at Irish Grove Cemetery near Middletown, Illinois following service.
In lieu of flowers, all memorials and correspondence can be sent directly to Mott & Henning Funeral Home; P.O. Box 257; Athens, Illinois 62613.  Memorials will be used to help with funeral and medical expenses. 
The family requests that everyone wear purple, Stephanie’s favorite color, when they attend the visitation and funeral.
Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. My heart broke when I heard the news of Stephanie’s passing. I am keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace

  3. We were so saddened to hear about Stephanie’s passing. We always enjoyed the times we were able to spend with Stephanie because of her quick wit acting as a perfect foil to Jack’s dry humor.

  4. So sorry to hear the news of a beloved classmate passing. So glad I got to visit with Stephanie at the Athens HS reunion July-2019. Condolences to the family!

  5. My heart goes out to Jack and the Geary family. We shared much of our early history. My prayers are with them all.

  6. Jack I only met you and your wife a few times but I enjoyed both of your company. You both have been wonderful to my brother David and his family. She was so loved by them. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Love to you all and may Gods peace be with you.

  7. I knew Stephanie from Franklin Life. She was fun to be around. My deepest sympathy to her family.
    Rest in peace Stephanie ❤

  8. I am very sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. My condolences to the family. Stephany was a good friend in school, and was fun to visit with at the many reunions over the years. She will be missed.

  9. RIP my dear cousin. You always made sure everyone was happy and taken care of. You will be sadly missed. Always enjoyed your humor your guidance and knowledge. I will see you again when I cross. All my love 🙏

  10. To Pam and all the Hughes & Geary family. So sad that you lost Stepanie. I didn’t know her as well as Pam and everyone’s good friend Mark. Keep the memories alive till you see her again.

  11. Stephanie was the most vibrant, funny, and caring person. As new neighbors she and Jack took us under their wings when we moved here 18 years ago. The friendship has been invaluable. We consider them family.

    We are overwhelmed with grief and can’t imagine the grief Jack and Leann share. Stephanie was always willing to help at a moments notice. She and Jill shared battles with cancer and the tears that it brought. Her love for us may have been greater than the love we had for her.

    We wish her Godspeed and God’s love. To Jack and Leann we offer payers and friendship.

  12. So very sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing! She was such a sweet person caring for her family and friends; full of life and had a great sense of humor! I offer condolences to Jack and Leeann and family! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! May God Bless you all!

  13. Stephanie was a very dear friend. We worked together at Wells Fargo and stayed friends. I was just made aware tonight. My heart is broken. My condolences to Jack and the rest of her loved ones. I want them all to know that I wish I could be there in person tomorrow, but am not able. I will forever remember her friendship and loyalty, those are rare qualities and Stephanie was one in a million. RIP my friend. Love you!!!!!

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Steph. I am heart broken. I am so sorry for everyone in the family. I know the pain is heavy. I am sorry I cannot make it up to the visitation. My thoughts are with you all.

  15. Jack and family, so sorry to read of Stephanie” s passing, May she be out of pain and suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

    Mike Hall, Past President
    Vintage Ag Association.

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