Georgia R. Searcy

Georgia R. Searcy, 99, of Crawfordsville, and formerly of Parsons, Kansas, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born June 30, 1920, at Iola, Kansas, to Ralph W.E. and Lillie J. (Hutchinson) Shafer. She grew up at Iola and LaHarpe and attended schools in the Iola area graduating from Iola High School. She attended Iola Junior College and later attended the Coffeyville Beauty College.

She and Alvin Searcy were united in marriage Aug. 21, 1940, at Iola. He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1996.

They lived in Iola for a number of years where she was a homemaker until they moved to Seattle, Washington, where she worked as an office manager at veterinarian clinic for several years. They then moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where she worked at Boys State before moving to Parsons in 1970. In Parsons, she was employed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. She moved to Crawfordsville in 2003 to be close to family.

Georgia was an active member of the Foursquare Church of Parsons and the AARP. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Georgia is survived by daughters, Linda (James) Tague of Crawfordsville and Carol (Howard) Handshy of Gardner, Kansas; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by daughter Sandra Stage; brothers, Ralph Shafer and Harry Shafer; and sister Lucille Tyler.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Dennis. 

Memorials are suggested to the Foursquare Church and they may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942 Parsons, KS 67357.

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