Ann Isbell Geisert entered eternal life at 1:23 a.m. on May 23, 2013 following an admirable and courageous eight-year battle with cancer.
Ann was born on March 2, 1938 in Beloit, Kan. to Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Isbell. She attended Mark Twain Elementary School and was a member of the Carthage Senior High Class of 1956.
She graduated from William Woods College and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Kansas. She was united in marriage to Thomas Chapman Geisert on Aug. 26, 1961 at Grace Episcopal Church in Carthage, Mo.
Ann was a wonderful mother and cherished friend. She set a positive example for all who knew her; always putting others needs before her own. She was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church, Chapter HH of P.E.O., Mimosa Garden Club and Broadview Country Club.
She served on the Grace Church St. Margaret’s Altar Guild and the McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary as well as being a Gray Lady and Ambassador for the hospital and a volunteer at the Nearly New Shop. Ann as preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Charles and Allene Isbell, brother, Kent Isbell and son, Tim Geisert. She is survived by her husband, Tom Geisert of the home, daughter Amy Grimes and husband, Jimmy, granddaughters, Katie Pence and Emily Pence, step grandchildren, Megan Grimes Adams (husband, Jimmy and daughter, Jenevieve) and Taylor Grimes. Additional survivors include a brother, Eddie Isbell and wife, Mary, sister-in-law, Jean Geisert Comer, nephews, Jamie Isbell and Tom Comer, niece, Julie Comer Scott, two aunts and numerous cousins.
Ann was quiet, faithful person who always exhibited a positive attitude and was ready to lend a helping hand. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church.
The Reverend Steve Wilson will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, Mo. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage or the Carthage R-9 Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.