Gerry passed away on November 11, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born September 20, 1932, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the daughter of Gerald and Marie (Smith) Epperson.
Gerry graduated from Kearney High School with the class of 1949, where she was a founding member of the Dizzy Dozen. Gerry married Roy Leibee on July 14, 1951, in Kearney, Nebraska. Gerry's greatest joy was being married to Roy, being a homemaker and raising her family. She so adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked at Gloria's Frame Shop in Omaha then at The Gallery in Kearney. Her hobbies included playing bridge, crocheting, and quilting. She crocheted many blankets for family, friends, and residents of the Mother Hull Home in Kearney where she volunteered. She was an amazing quilter and made and/or finished quilts for her family. Gerry and Roy had a cabin at Johnson Lake where they had wonderful times fishing, sailing, and entertaining family, friends and business clients. She was a wonderful hostess and enjoyed every minute of it. In March 2009, she married Ron Russell. They had 10 very happy years together.
Geraldine is survived by her children, Patricia Mahan of Huachuka City, AZ, Rick (Jodie) Leibee of Lincoln, NE, and Lloyd (Amber) Leibee of Joplin, MO; step-son, Steve (Stacey) Russell; grandchildren, Jenna (Barry) Wettstead, Cole Leibee, Eric (Tiffny) Leibee, Randy Leibee, Patrick Leibee-Haslip, Lauren Leibee, Wynn Leibee, Tayler Russell, Asa (Austin) Broadfoot, and Lainey Russell; twelve great-grandchildren; along with many lifelong friends in Kearney, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Roy Leibee; second husband, Ron Russell; brother, Donald Epperson; sister, Paula Peterson Barritt; and son-in-law, Lee Mahan.
Memorials may be directed to her family for a later designation and sent to Leibee Family c/o Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 5200 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68504.
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