79-year-old Pekin, IL resident, formerly of Flora, Mrs. Geraldine Blackwell-Oedewaldt, died Monday, September 16 at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL.   She had worked as a hospital dispatcher in Peoria.

Surviving are a daughter, Jo Ellen Meardy of Chillicothe, IL; one son, Mark Blackwell of Bartonville, IL; two sisters, Opal Parish of Flora and Margaret Schofield of Metamora, IL; two grandchildren and three great-grandchidren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Geraldine Blackwell-Oedewaldt will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5 at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora.  There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and will be accepted at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora, which is in charge of the arrangements.

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