Geraldine “Jerri” M. Manchester

Written by Theresa Rose on July 13, 2015

Geraldine “Jerri” M. Manchester, 82, of rural Douds died at 9:12 A.M. Saturday July 11, 2015 at home. She was born February 20, 1933 in Glasgow, Iowa to Wayne and Pauline Hudson Billingsley, graduated from Libertyville High School, and married Dean R. Manchester February 9, 1952 in Ottumwa. He died January 3, 2009. Jerri was a farm homemaker and worked in the produce department of Easter Foods, Fairfield. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Douds.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Bradfield (Jerry) of Memphis, MO and Kelley Gray of Fairfield, a son, William Manchester (Brenda) of rural Douds, eight grandchildren, five great-grandsons, other relatives and many friends. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Robert Manchester.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday July 16, 2015 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Pastor Keevin Koch officiating. Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Wednesday with family present 5-7 P.M. Burial will be in Fell Cemetery, Libertyville. Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 903 Liberty Drive, Fairfield, IA 52556.