March 5, 1924 – August 29, 2019
Geneva Lois Austin passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Mesquite, Texas. She was born on March 5, 1924 in Collin County to Joe E. and Vergie (Stibbens) Burns. Geneva lived on the farm in Allen, Texas and went to school in Allen until it closed. She then attended Plano High School where she played basketball and baseball. She graduated during World War II and went to work for North American Aviation in Grand Prairie where she was a "Rosy the Riveter" working on the wings for the airplanes. She was in Sales most all her life working in the Housewares industry for Corning Glass Works, Oster, and Sunbeam. Geneva was the kindest person doing so much for her family and friends when help was needed. She was the ultimate mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as they loved to be around her. She had an infectious smile that was her trademark.
Geneva is survived by her sons, Craig Smith and wife Carol, and Joe Gary Smith; grandchildren, Kevin Smith, Bryan Smith, Joanna Sturgis and Megan Thornburg; great-grandchildren, Braden Smith, Blake Smith, Caroline Sturgis and Tessa Thornburg.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Plano Mutual Cemetery.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Barbara Stibbens Cooper
September 2, 2019
Geneva & are were 1st Cousins. My Mother always told me she named me. She was one of the sweetest Cousins I've ever had, She & Ernestine. I have fond memories of her and enjoyed our chats by phone, until her hearing became an issue for her. I've no doubt she is resting in peace. I loved her very much & just knowing she's no longer here makes me feel much sadness. RIP Dear Cousin.