In Memory of

Geraldine 'Jerry' Foley

November 30, 1925 - February 11, 2016
Geraldine 'Jerry' Dorothy Foley was born November 30, 1925 on a farm in rural Anthon, Iowa to Americus Joseph (A.J.) King and Mary Alice (McDermott) King. Jerry was the youngest of eleven children growing up in rural Anthon. She had four sisters and six brothers. Jerry stared her elementary education at St. Joseph Catholic School in Anthon, Iowa, and also attended grade school in Kingsley and Bronson, Iowa and graduating from Quimby High School in 1944. She worked at Farner Bocken Company, Cherokee Produce candling eggs and Delaplane Shoe Store in Cherokee, Iowa after graduation. She was married to William J. Foley on October 18, 1945 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa. After their marriage they lived in Sioux City, Iowa where she worked at a concession stand in a ball park. In 1958 they moved to a farm in Bronson, Iowa. Jerry helped with the farming and livestock. They sold their farm in Bronson and in 1964 they bought a farm in Quimby, Iowa. Jerry would work for her brother, Bill at King's Tap in Quimby. Bill and Jerry retired in 1979 and built a new house in Quimby and lived there the rest of their lives. Jerry loved her flowers and had quite the collection of roosters in her kitchen. She was noted for her homemade chicken and noodles and angel food cake with peanut butter frosting. She loved watching 'Days of Our Lives' and doing word find books. Her family was her world. She loved to have them around her all the time. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on September 5, 2015 and her brothers, Ed, Lawrence, Allen, Joe, Paul and Bill King and sisters, Marie McNear, Agnes Sawin, Ann Wright, Velrene Swanger and her great granddaughter, Faith Hill, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her children, Priscilla Nelson, Connie Hill, both of Quimby, Bev (Glen) Woltman of Cleghorn, Jack (Juli) Foley and Bill (Carolyn) Foley of Quimby and eighteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Lucille King, many nieces and nephews and including a special nephew, Doug Wright.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Jeff Nelson Kevin Hill Tyler Woltman Tony Schneider Joe Foley Doug Wright
Public visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Monday with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service following the visitation at the funeral home.
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Anthon, Iowa


Monday, February 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Keeping you in my prayers.”
- Lorna Fleming
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I have learned of 'Mother Jerry's' release to paradise and reunion with her life-long Beloved, Bill. May they both now, through their genuine and gentle Faith, rest in the Lord's faithful promise of an eternity of Peace and Joy. Though away from home at this time I assure you all of my personal care and priestly pray for these beloved friends of mine - and for you all in this time of sorry and mourning.
- In His Eternal Love, Fr. Gene - ”
- Fr. Gene Sitzmann
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss
- jane zupp
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss! May you all find comfort in your memories of her.”
- Mary Jordan
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I have been blessed to have had Aunt Jerry in my life. I now know she has touched the face of God. Thank the Lord. Prayers and love to her family. ”
- Dorie J. Regennitter
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