Thursday, January 18, 2007

Geneva L. Dawson, 88, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at her home in Monett. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Neosho, the daughter of the late John Richard and Lydia Katherine (Tabb) Dawson.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. She grew up in Newton County and graduated from Granby High School in 1938.

She joined the Women's Army Corps and served her country during WWII. She was stationed in Australia and New Guinea. She later returned to Missouri and lived with her sister Irene Kelly in Monett.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Burial was at Missouri Veteran Cemetery in Springfield.