Deborah Ann Geer, 66 of Bunker Hill, died at Surrey Place, Chesterfield, MO, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 3:50 a.m. She was born January 11, 1952, in Alton and raised in Bunker Hill. She was the daughter of Edward Girth and Dorothy (Cooper) Girth. She married Harvey “Butch” Geer on December 31, 1980, in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death after 29 years of marriage living in St. Ann, MO.
She worked for SIUE for 18 years. For the past 20 years, she was involved in genealogy helping family and friends search their family history. Deborah was a graduate of Bunker Hill High School and a graduate of SIUE where she received her degree in music. Deborah had taught piano to numerous students in Bunker Hill. She was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church and she was treasurer for St. Michael’s Women’s Council. She was also a member of the Bunker Hill Historical Society and Bunker Hill Alumni.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Girth of Bunker Hill; sisters, Candice Girth of Wildwood, MO and Cynthia Girth of Wildwood, MO; aunt, Nora Girth of Wood River; sister in law, Mary Swope of St. Charles, MO; brothers in law, Bill (Sherry) Geer of St. Louis, MO and Charles (Angie) Geer of Granite City; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Deborah was preceded in death by her spouse; father; and grandparents, Edward and Carrie Girth, John and Bertha Cooper.
Visitation services will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be Monday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton with Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Michael’s Catholic Church or Bunker Hill Alumni.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.