Geraldine L. "Gerry" Sockel, 92 of Taylorville, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:40am at Taylorville Care Center. She was born March 12, 1920 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Orville and Sarah Elizabeth (Longden) Fuller. She married Frank Sockel in June, 1947 in Edinburg, he preceded her in death in January, 2010. Gerry was a beautician and owner/operator of Gerry's Style Centre for many years and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and VFW Post 4495 Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters; Sandy Fassero of Taylorville and Nancee (Duane) Meester of Omaha, NE.; sons, Gary (Janet) Sockel of Omaha, NE., Mark (Charlene) Sockel of Taylorville and David (Sharon) Peters of Harristown; sister, Shirley Nored of Placerville, CA., daughter-in-law, Penny Sockel of South St. Paul, MN.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, parents and son, Steven Sockel.
Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville with Father Dan Willenborg officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday, October 15, 2012 from 5-7pm at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville.
Arrangements by Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville.