Anderson Funeral Home

1357 E. 2nd St., Franklin, OH


Geneva Tackett

September 20, 1935July 24, 2020
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Geneva Tackett, age 84, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Brighton Gardens in Centerville, OH.

She was born on September 20, 1935 to Howard and Eva Abrams in Berea, KY (Rock Castle County). She was the 6th child of 7 children.

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband Phil Tackett in 2005 and is survived by their 3 children Jim (Ellen) Tackett, Penne Mohr, and Ronda (Jason) Arts, as well as grandchildren Bryan Mohr, Joanna (Mike) Pettine and Leslie Tackett and great grandson Wade Tackett.

Geneva deeply cherished relationship with her family, including her niece and nephews and her many friends from work and childhood. Geneva and Phil were married 37 years and lived most of their married life in Dayton, OH until they retired and moved to Springboro, OH. They both retired from General Motors, which is also where they met through a mutual friend.

After retirement they loved traveling together to visit family, friends, and social events.

Geneva and Phil faithfully attended Bethel Christian Church for 30 years before moving to Springboro, where they attended Newspring Church, formerly Clearcreek Christian.

Geneva's love of God and family were her life's joy and focus. She loved Phil and was his caregiver during the last few years of his life.

Geneva's family remembers her for the integrity she modeled in every aspect of her life, and for the fun and spunk, and her youthful heart. To all who knew her...she was the queen of hospitality and her loving, caring, and thoughtful ways will be remembered by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Geneva's honor to Hospice of Dayton.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020


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Patty Wilhoit Bosch

July 31, 2020

To the Tackett family,
I'm very sorry to hear of Geneva's passing. She was a kind, lovely, and gracious lady. I enjoyed visiting with her when she and Phil lived next door to my parents in Springboro.
My sincere condolences,
Patty (Wilhoit) Bosch

Julie Counts-Winkler

July 30, 2020

Dear Ronda and Penny,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She is a wonderful woman of God and I always enjoyed visiting her with you, Ronda. She is a very special woman. I am thinking of you both during this time.

With deepest sympathy,
Julie Counts Winkler

Delbert "Butch" Jones

July 29, 2020

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Geneva’s family.
I worked with Geneva for over 25 years and have excellent memories of her always being gracious, kind, and professional. Above all ; there was one thing Geneva did that deeply affected my life. She introduced me to my wife Phyllis in 1985 after GM acquired EDS. Phyllis and I have now been married 34 years for which I am truly grateful. We absolutely believe God used Geneva to make that happen for us. God bless you Geneva.
Both Phyllis and I are looking forward to seeing you in Heaven.
Butch Jones

lisa bravo

July 28, 2020

So sorry to hear about Geneva she was a special lady! She taught me a lot in my younger years as her daughter in law and she has always held a special place in my heart! Prayers to you- now there is another angel to watch over you

Mary Ann Schneider

July 27, 2020

My mom, Jane and Geneva became friends when they worked together at Frigidaire. They added my step-dad, John and Geneva’s husband, Phil to the mix and they enjoyed many good times together as couples. Even after my mom’s death, Geneva continued to be a part of my life. She was such a bright light..so full of love and positive energy. No matter how you felt, she had a way of boosting your spirits and making you feel special. She was one of the most genuine, kind, loving people I have had the honor to know.

Nancy Cash

July 27, 2020

I met Geneva through her cousin,Millie. What a lovely lady she was. Enjoyed the few times we were together. God rest her soul.

Boramy Ith

July 27, 2020

We are so sad to hear the passing of Geneva. As a young immigrant family arriving in the US in the 1970's, Geneva and her family welcomed us with open arms and provided the support we needed to adapt to our new home in Ohio. Even when we moved to California we always remembered the great times being in Ohio...thanks to Geneva's warm smile and hospitality. Geneva, thank you for your friendship, generosity and kindness. We love you and will miss you very much.

Becky Tackett

July 26, 2020

I will always love you Geneva. You have always blessed my life and when the world picked on me you were the first to defend me. You were a woman of deep faith. Jesus was everything to you. You talked it and you lived it. When I needed encouragement, you were there. When I needed to know someone somewhere loved me, you were there. You were the most Godly woman I’ve ever met. Thank you for you. I will miss you.

Robert "Lou" Longworth

July 26, 2020

I was a co-worker with Geneva and have many good memories
of her and our relationship as co-workers. She was a friend to
all . Rest nin peace dear friend.

Debbie Berkey

July 26, 2020

Geneva was a kind and caring person, and I am very blessed to have been able to call her Aunt. She will be greatly missed by all.


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