OBITUARY: Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Mae Esau

Geraldine “Gerry” Mae Esau, 92, passed away on Aug. 31, 2021.

She was born on May 14, 1929, at a hospital in Newton, to Bruno and Emma Esau.

Gerry attended grade school at Christian Day School in Newton, one year of high school in Tulsa, Okla., and then moved back to Newton, where she finished school at Newton High.

In 1946, Gerry married Carrel H. Williams in Newton; he passed away July 24, 1963. Later, she married Clyde O. Stufflebeam on Jan. 9, 1971, in Topeka. He preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1989.

Gerry is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Cook; brother, Kenneth Esau; sister, Annetta Gehring; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carrel Williams; husband, Clyde Stufflebeam; infant daughter, Lily Ann Williams; son, Henry Williams; daughters, Carrellen Lewis and Patty Steadman; son-in-law, Richard Steadman; brother, Derrill Esau; sister Arlene Adams; and grandson, Timothy Block.

A visitation was from 1-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, in Newton, Kansas. Private inurnment will take place at Walton Cemetery at a later date.

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