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Geraldine “Gerry” Gilkerson, 84, of Liberty, MO, passed away October 10, 2019 at Liberty. She was born September 29, 1935 at Rulo, NE to George and Mary (Bachman) Carpenter.
She married Robert Gilkerson on March 16, 1952 at Kansas City, MO. He passed away October 10, 2013.
Gerry was raised at Rulo and when married the couple established their home at Kansas City. She worked for Wilcox Electronics and then was a cook for the Platte Woods School District. In the 70’s and 80’s she operated her own catering business. In 1992 they moved to Texas and returned to Kansas City in 2009 to be closer to family because of health reasons.
Gerry is survived by her son Don and his wife Verlee of Kearney, MO, daughter, Dena Ridenour of Kansas City, MO, brother, Virgil Carpenter of Stanberry, MO, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Lawrence, Lula, Frank, Leo, William, Roy and Bernice.
Her funeral will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Ron Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-5:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.