Denise Lynn (Shumaker) Geffs

November 21, 1964 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Denise Lynn Geffs Obituary

Denise Lynn Geffs, age 58, of Casey, IL passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born November 21, 1964 in Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of Emery A. Shumaker and Shirley Karen (Blankenship) Shumaker.  In January 1993 she married James Todd Geffs in rural Casey, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Todd Geffs of Casey, IL; children, Levi Ring of Marshall, IL, Zachariah Ring (Kyrie) of Oblong, IL, Andrew Geffs (Taylor) of Casey, IL and Rebecca Geffs of Casey, IL; grandchildren, Asher Ring, Piper Ring, Arya Ring, Kayden Ring, Rosalie Ring, Sawyer Ring, Alaska Ring, Mae Geffs, Gracelyn Spivey, Claire Geffs, James Owen Geffs and Brylee Smith; parents, Emery and Shirley Shumaker of Marshall, IL; brothers, Emery A. Shumaker, Jr (Chris) of Springfield, OH and Ronald Shumaker  (Pam) of Belleville, IL; father in law, Paul Geffs (Lynn) of Casey, IL, many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her mother in law, Carol Ann Geffs and sister in law, Jody Lynne Geffs.

Denise was a 1982 graduate of Marshall High School, where she was an avid high school athlete.  She continued her education at Blackburn College and Eastern Illinois University.  Denise was employed as the quality manager for Vanseal in Vandalia, IL. She was a member of Walnut Chapel Church of Christ.  Denise worked hard at everything she did.  She bred, raised and showed dogs and horses throughout the United States.  Denise loved traveling and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren, they were her greatest joy. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2023 at Markwell Funeral Home with David Hickox officiating.  Burial will follow in Bellair Cemetery, Bellair, IL.  Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Denise Lynn Geffs Memorial Fund (to assist with her medical expenses), c/o Casey State Bank, PO Box 337, Casey, IL 62420.

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September 14, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Markwell Funeral Home
200 N. Central Ave. P.O. Box 175 Casey
Casey, IL 62420

Funeral Service
September 15, 2023

10:30 AM
Markwell Funeral Home
200 N. Central Ave. P.O. Box 175 Casey
Casey, IL 62420


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