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Georgieann Dorothy Kingery

December 9, 1929 - October 24, 2020
From: Tripoli, IA | Originally: Royal, IA
Georgieann Dorothy Kingery

Georgieann Dorothy Kingery

Born: December 9, 1929
Died: October 24, 2020
Age: 90

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 On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Georgieann Kingery, 90, passed away at the Tripoli Nursing Home in Tripoli, IA. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Willow Creek Cemetery near Royal, IA

     Loving wife for 66 years to the late Lloyd Kingery. Devoted mother of Cynthia (Larry) Schroeder, Constance Bishop, Paul, Anthony, Cecilia (Larry) Pedersen, Brian (Kathy), Brad (Linda), Cathy Jensen, Brent and Gregory (Debra) and to 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  Sister to John (Diane) O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Anthony and Brent, and her three sisters, Frances Shaffer (Ivan), Fontell Deines (Joseph), and Alberta Dolan (James).

     Georgieann Dorothy O’Brien was born December 9, 1929 in Cedar Falls, IA, to George and Dora (Drogemueller) O’Brien. Georgieann grew up in nearby Greene, IA, with three sisters, Frances, Fontell, and Alberta, and brother, John. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene IA. 

     On July 12, 1947, Georgieann married Lloyd Kingery in Greene.  Together, they farmed in Greene, Marble Rock, and Tripoli, while raising their family. Farming involved the whole family. They believed a family worked together. The family moved to Royal, IA in October 1965. They had been married for 66 years, when Lloyd passed away in 2013.  

     Home and family were central to Georgieann. She was an incredible cook and baker, as well as an avid gardener. Summers were spent tending to vegetable and flower gardens. Autumn was spent harvesting and preserving the spoils of their labor. There were always freshly baked biscuits, and on Sunday, fried chicken and apple pie too.

     Creativity was an important part of Georgieann’s life. She was a talented crafter, producing beautiful wreaths and floral arrangements, beautiful dolls and other decorations. She loved to decorate her home, especially for the holidays. Her love of nature was reflected in these creations.

     Georgieann was involved in school, 4-H, and fair activities with her children and husband. She worked for PAG research, led the bean-walking crew, and waitressed. She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. She loved to watch birds and to fish. Georgieann loved bowling and being on the league with her friends. She and Lloyd enjoyed international travel. As passionate Iowa fans, they watched the Hawkeyes play in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and attended the Rose Bowl Parade. 

     Children, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, were a special blessing to Georgieann. She loved spending time with each of them. The lessons she shared will never be forgotten.

     Georgieann became a much-loved member of the Tripoli Nursing Home community where her wit, her charm, her faith endeared her to all.  

Family graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Willow Creek Cemetery in rural Royal, Iowa.
Pastor Mark Wilms
Mark Schroeder
Timothy Schroeder
Douglas Bishop
Geoffrey Bishop
Jacob Kingery
Alex Kingery
Michael Kingery
Levi Kingery
Asher Kingery
Joseph Kingery
Nathaniel Kingery

There will be no public visitation
Willow Creek Cemetery
Rural Royal, Iowa


Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:10 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I remember when we all were in school together. Prayers and sympathy to all of you.”
- Mary (Bergmann) Heinemann
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 2:18 PM
“Greag and Family, So Sorry your loss. ”
- Timothy Cook
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:59 PM
“So sorry to hear of your lose. I have great memories from the relationship that my folks and us had. God Bless!”
- Dennis Bauman
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Traditions live on and aren't forgotten. Peace and comfort to my family.
Gma Georgie you will be missed
Love you grand daughter
Melinda ”
- Melinda Bishop
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:24 PM
“Family of Gerogieann, What a sweet lady. Always took time to say “Hi”. I remember her sweet smile and that twinkle in her eye! Hang on to your memories and may God’s peace be with you. Tami HELMKAMP Diekmann”
- Tami HELMKAMP Diekmann
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:50 PM
“To all of the Kingery family. Sending heartfelt symapthy to all of you for the loss of Georgianne. Your family has lost a very great person. ”
- Shelly and Dwaine Higgins
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:28 AM
“Brad and the rest of the Kingery gang,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a nice lady. Always welcoming & a big smile! Our sincere condolences to all of you!
Mark & Mary Fairchild”
- Mark Fairchild
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“Our deepest sympathies from your friends at Iowa Lakes Regional Water. ”
- Iowa Lakes Regional Water
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“Brad sorry for your loss
Mother’s are always one of a kind and knowing you she was indeed a wonderful sweet Mom
Call me if you have time I’d love to hear more about Georgina sending love and safety to you and family.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Dear Brad and the Kingery Family--
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May God give you peace during this difficult time and may your good memories warm your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Donnis (Eninger) Stugart
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.”
- Shirley Selzer
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:34 PM
“So sorry about Georgieann she was special. I enjoyed doing her hair back in the day of up dos and tons of spray, we had fun. She will be missed what a blessing she was to all of you. Hugs and love and you all are in our thoughts. Kent, Vicki and Mary Margaret
- Vicki Ficken
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:18 AM
“I loved Georgieann! So many quiet visits in her home, sharing communion, laughing, talking about flowers and family. Whenever I look at a hibiscus I think of her! Much love and sympathy to all of you. ”
- Deb Mechler
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, it's hard to lose parents. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Jim & Barb Meyerdirk
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“My deepest sympathies to all of the Kingery family. ”
- Marlene Westphalen
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“So sorry to see this she was fun when we went on vacations from PAG that Lloyd and Georgieanne would help us win the trips. She was so talented in so many ways. It takes a special woman to raise such a large happy family. Her and Terry were always joking with each other. We went to Mexico to a beautiful resort with them and will never forget it. We had such a good time. ”
- Janet M Galm
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“Georgann was such a beautiful loving friend to all she knew. I will always remember the twinkle in her eye and the smile on her face. She was one of the few that called me Laura Lee and I so enjoyed visiting with her. And there was always some wonderful treat to eat as I visited. Our family was richly blessed having known her and we will always cherish the times we spent together. Sending our love and prayers to all of you. Carl and Laura Carlentini”
- Laura Carlentini
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“Kingery family, Heard on KICD this AM that your Mother has passed. I wanted to let you know I am thinking of all of you and praying you can find peace.
I know that you have Loving Memories of her that you can hold in your hearts. My sympathies to all of you”
- Audrey Schmidt
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“To the Kingery Family....So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a very neat lady. Now her and your Dad will be together again. There will be a heavenly conversation there. Hold tight to the many memories. ”
- Mark Nemmers
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Cherish the memories”
- Mike Carlson
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“There was only one Georgieann! So sorry for your loss.”
- Lisa Kaiser
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:41 AM
“So sorry to hear about your mom, she always had a smile and a friendly hello she will be dearly missed all our love and prayers.”
- Brad Pullen
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:41 AM
“God bless Georgieann on her passage to a better place. Bless you all in this time of mourning.”
- Deb Meyer
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:41 AM
“What a grand lady! It was always a delight to visit with Georgieann! She, along with Cathy, graciously created beautifully themed posters for the each of the choir cantatas at Bethlehem. Oh my, what works of art! Georgieann's legacy will live on through you, her beloved family. May God comfort you as you celebrate her home-going. With deep sympathy...”
- Marcia Steffen
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