Geneva Ryter (Johnson)
Geneva J. Ryter, 92, of Waco, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday, August 21 at OakCrest Funeral Home with burial to follow at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday, August 20 at the funeral home.
Geneva was born October 6, 1925 to Buford and Jewel (Reed) Johnson in Abbott, Texas. She was a member of the Greatest Generation, learning the lessons of self-reliance, hardwork, and perseverance that were attributes throughout her life. She was a loving housewife and mother that enjoyed cooking and caring for her family, traveling for family visits, and dancing. She was also active in her church, Grace Temple Baptist Church, as member of the Dorcas Class.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Detroy W. Ryter; brother, James Johnson; sisters, Dorothy Whitaker and Carolyn Moellenkamp; and a dear grandson, Lawrence Ryter.
She is survived by her children, Phyllis Cook, Larry Ryter and wife, Mary, Barry Ryter and wife, Peggy, and Stephen Ryter; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Temple Baptist Church, 3825 Bosque Blvd., Waco, Texas 76710.