Margie Joyce Geisler
10:30 am, Thursday, January 3, 2019
Peace United Church of Christ, Alma, Kansas
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 2
Campanella-Gentry Funeral Home, Alma, Kansas
*** In-State beginning at 4:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ Cemetery
Margie Joyce Geisler passed on to be with our Lord on December 28 , 2018. In her 95 years, Margie was a devoted wife and a loving, caring mother. Her life began on January 16, 1923 in Sumner, Nebraska as the second child of Tim and Nettie Kolbo, who have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pricilla Stinman and her two brothers, Nathan Kolbo and Clell Kolbo.
Margie married Earl Summerfield on October 28, 1943. From this union of marriage, the couple were blessed with two sons, Robert and Richard. After an extended illness, Earl passed away on November 13, 1949 leaving Margie a widow with 2 small children. She worked as an assistant in her aunt’s chiropractic office prior to completing cosmetology school. Margie worked her career as owner and operator of The Alma Beauty Shop.
On December 17, 1954, she married Carl Geisler. Margie and Carl celebrated 51 years of marriage prior to Carl’s passing on December 24, 2005. Carl adopted both of her boys, Robert Geisler and Richard (Linda) Geisler, shortly after their marriage. From this union of marriage, a daughter Gayle (Michael) Beatty was born. All three children are her survivors. Margie is also survived by her 7 of her 8 grandchildren, Victoria Geisler, Adam (Stephanie) Geisler, Tim (Kirstin) Egan, James Egan, Erin (Mark) Broeske, Kevin Beatty, and Megan (Joshua) Briscoe. Robert Allen Geisler Jr. preceded her in death in March of 2014. Margie was also blessed with 17 great grandchildren: David, Ashley, Logan, Leticia, Dustin, Maggie, Gwen, Damien, Rowan, Austin (Kyla), Emilie, Dalton, McKenna, Mae, Henry, Samuel, and Bethany. She is also survived by 7 great- great grandchildren. Margie was also preceded in death by one grandson, Robert Allen Geisler, Jr. in March 2015.
While Margie was a very quiet and reserved individual, she always showed kindness and concern for others. Anyone that walked into her house was a member of her extended family, and they always left with a full stomach. She volunteered to read to local schoolchildren and was a surrogate Grandma to all of the children in her community, as well as those that she came across in her many travels to Arizona. She was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ for over 64 years, and a long-standing contributor to the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. She will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family.
Please join us in celebrating Margie’s life on Thursday Jan. 3, 2019 at the Peace United Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. Her interment will be in the Peace United Church of Christ Division of the Alma Cemetery following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to the Peace United Church of Christ.