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 BEAVER DAM — Zora Simpson Phipps Geary Witherspoon, 96, of Beaver Dam died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Beaver Dam Nursing & Rehab. She was a homemaker and member of Church of Christ in Beaver Dam. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wade Geary and Martin Louis Witherspoon; sons Paul Edward Geary and Donald Ray Phipps Sr.; daughter Rita Raymer; and great-granddaughter Avery Smith.

Survivors include five sons, Barry Wade (Barbie) Geary of Olaton, David McKinley Geary of McHenry, Bryan Keith (Joy) Geary of Fordsville, Rickey Wayne (Mark) Geary of Smithfield and Mickey Lynn Geary of Hartford; two daughters, Shelia Kay (Ron) Gravil of Smiths Grove and Janet Miller of Beaver Dam; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Phipps of Beaver Dam; a son-in-law, Steve (Cathy) Raymer of Cromwell; two brothers, Eddy Simpson of Hartford and Billy Simpson of Centertown; two sisters, Peggy Brown of Louisville and Barbara Rock of Beaver Dam; 17 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville, with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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