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Geraldine Turnipseed

February 9, 1933 — July 2, 2022

Geraldine Turnipseed age 89 of Merna, NE passed away July 2, 2022, at her home in Merna.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Pastor Bill Williams officiating. The service will be livestreamed at  Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery at Callaway, NE. Memorials are suggested to the Merna Rescue and Ambulance. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

Geraldine Mae Halliwill Turnipseed was born February 9, 1933, at Cliff Table west of Merna, NE to Everett and Lillie (Klinkman) Halliwill.

Geraldine grew up on Cliff Table. She enjoyed horseback riding with friends. Geraldine graduated from Merna High School. Upon graduating she went to Kearney College and earned her teaching certificate. She taught school for two years at a country school. Geraldine married Charles Turnipseed on June 14, 1953, at the Callaway Methodist Church. After Charles got out of the USAF, they settled in the Ortello Valley area farming and raising their family.

Charles and Geraldine moved to Merna in 1977, after raising five children. Geraldine then went to work at Sandhills Manor for many years until retiring in 1995.

Geraldine was an avid gardener, bird watcher, enjoyed sewing, and her flowers (especially Lilacs, Peonies, & Phlox). But most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She had a great sense of humor with some practical jokes mixed in.

Geraldine is survived by her husband Charles Turnipseed of Merna, children: Carlene Orman of Vancouver, WA, Linda Turnipseed of Ravenna, Dena (Roger) Blakeman of Broken Bow, Diana (Tom) Henry of North Platte, Wes Turnipseed of Ord, grandson Jason Blakeman of Broken Bow, and a brother Edwin Halliwill of Broken Bow.

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