Geraldine “Geri” Shofner Langley, 92, of Dayton, TN, died on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
She was born May 27, 1920 to Gerald LeRoy and Maude (Foust) Shofner, living all her life in Dayton. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, then the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. Geri was married to her high school sweetheart, the late William Glenn Langley of Dayton.
Geri graduated valedictorian from Rhea Central High School and was a Daughter of the Revolution (DAR) State Representative. She graduated from the Abel School of Business in Dayton and attended hospital management classes at the University of Tennessee.While working for the City of Dayton as secretary, Geri named many of the streets in Dayton’s Mt. View subdivision and in the city. She retired as accountant/comptroller at the Rhea County Medical Center after 38 years, where she earned several hospital financial management awards and had been a member of the American Association of Women Accountants. After her retirement, she was associated with Polaris Travel of Oak Ridge and Dayton in outside sales. She was a volunteer with the 1996 Olympics at the Ocoee White Water games.Geri enjoyed her worldwide travels; north to Alaska, south to Panama Canal, east to Europe and west to China and Russia with her dear friends and traveling companions, Jack Scott of London, England, Lea Hood of Chattanooga and Ernestine Simpson of Spring City, TN.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Bailey of Oak Ridge, TN.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Virgil) Hollingsworth of Dayton;a son, William Glenn (Judy) Langley, Jr., of Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Aimee (P.T.) Papson of Chattanooga, Glenn (Jenny) Hollingsworth of Blacksburg, VA, Debbie (Brett) Butterman and Teresa (Robert) Kolinek of Palm Beach, FL; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Glena (Jim) Esty Sikes of Hohenwald, TN; a brother, Jerry (Nadine) Shofner of Hixson; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14 and will proceed to the Buttram Cemetery in North Dayton for her graveside service which will be officiated by Rev. John Anderson.
Geri’s family will receive friends Friday, July 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Vanderwall Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements.