Ora LaVerne Geis, 88, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born on May 9, 1927, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late William Carlton and Lydia Alda (Meese) Layman.
In addition to her parents, LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Edward Glyn Geis, Sr; sister, Mary Louise Winfield; and brothers, William C. Layman, Jr, and Samuel Layman.
LaVerne was a proud graduate of the Beall High School Class of 1945. She attended Catherman Business School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Imperial Ice Cream Company of Cumberland and Storm’s Amoco and Tallyho Restaurant in Frostburg. She then worked in the Loan Department of the Second National Bank in Cumberland until she decided to dedicate her time to her young family.
She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Frostburg.
Surviving are her son, Edward G. Geis, Jr and wife Dixie of Long Stretch; daughter, Jean DeWitt and husband David of Frostburg; grandchildren, Corey Geis and wife Susan of Frostburg, Michelle Gibson and husband Todd of Montgomery, AL, Edward DeWitt of Slanesville, WV, Moriah Kasecamp and husband Michael of Boonsboro, MD, and Daniel DeWitt and wife Theresa of Frostburg; great-grandchildren, Eddie Watson, Chase DeWitt, Sophie Gibson, Layla Kasecamp, Cass DeWitt and Lena DeWitt; sisters, Doris Taccino and husband Francis, Anita Ahalt and husband Jim; brother, Rev. Darrell Layman and wife Mary; sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Layman and Elma Layman; brother-in-law James Winfield; numerous nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at Frostburg Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations, in LaVerne’s name, be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 34 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 227, Frostburg, MD 21532.
St. Paul's Luthern Church
P.O. Box 227 / 34 W. Main Street, Frostburg MD 21532