Geraldine M. Siletta, 86, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 8, 1929 in St. Louis, the daughter of Noah and Jossia Crites Lashley. She and Ralph Siletta were married December 11, 1965; he passed away March 12, 2006. She then married Alonzo Massey August 28, 2007; he passed away April 26, 2016.

Geraldine loved life and all it had to offer. She became a nurse and served in the US Army during the Korean War. After her service she worked with her first husband manufacturing time clocks for businesses. She was an accomplished painter and supported the arts of all kinds with donations to the River Campus as well as other institutions. Geraldine also had a love for travel and that passion took her to all parts of the world.

Loving survivors include her niece and care giver Barbara Sexton of Cape.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, two brothers that died in infancy and a sister Mary Jaco Burfiend.

Burial of her cremains will take place at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the River Campus in Cape Girardeau.

Local arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

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