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Patricia Ann Soma Geary

November 21, 1927 - March 5, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Patricia Ann Soma Geary, 89, died at 1:21 am, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born November 21, 1927 in Mishawaka, IN, to John and Marguerite (Beechler) Soma. Her parents preceded her in death.

Pat attended St. Agnes Grade School and graduated from Springfield High School and DePaul University in Chicago. She entered the order of Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL, in 1950 and taught in Chicago until 1966 when she left the order. The next year she moved to Lander County, NV, where she married and started a family. In 1979 her family moved to Reno, NV, where Pat resumed teaching until 2005. She moved back to Springfield in 2006.

Pat was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Cathedral Council of Catholic Women. She was a member of the Academy of Lifelong Learning; Business and Professional Women’s Club; American Association of University Women; and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was on the board of directors of the Discovery Room at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV, and served on the Lander County, NV, school board. She was a member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). She also was a member of Little Flower Parish in Reno, NV, and volunteered at St. Patrick’s School in Springfield.

She is survived by one son, John Henry Geary of Elko, NV; one sister, Veandra “Dee” Nelson of Springfield; one brother, John Soma, and sister-in-law Sharon of Golden, CO; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Gathering: 10:30 – 11 am Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Memorial Mass: 11 am, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Reverend Braden Maher officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception

Address:

524 E Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

217-522-3342 Map


Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception

Address:

524 E Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

217-522-3342 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

St. Patrick’s School
Springfield, IL


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