Edward Charles ”Ed” Geary
Jan. 24, 1942 – July 24, 2020
BURLINGTON — Edward Charles ”Ed” Geary, Lebo, died Friday, July 24, 2020, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington. He was 78.
He was born Jan. 24, 1942, in in Norton, the son of Emmett and Dorothy Hardick Geary. Ed attended Densmore High School and graduated with the class of 1960. Following high school, he took barber classes, in Wichita.
He married the love of his life, Dixie Beth Schick May 29, 1964, in Logan. She survives of the home.
A week after their marriage, Ed began a long career with King Construction Inc. Over the next few years, his job would take them throughout the state of Kansas from their first home in Hays to Salina, Cawker City, Hill City, and Lindsborg. Ed and Dixie would eventually make their home in Lebo, in 1971.
Ed continued as a bridge construction foreman for over 40 years, retiring in 2007. The last bridge that he built happened to be in the same location as the first bridge he was involved with building when he first moved to Lebo in 1971. Ed was a hard working man and that wouldn’t quit when he retired. So after retiring from King Construction Inc., it was no surprise that he began mowing yards and doing various odd jobs for the people of Lebo.
He was an avid bow hunter, fisherman and all around outdoorsman. He enjoyed all things outdoors from hunting elk, in Colorado, to hunting coyotes in the pastures near Lebo. Ed was a founding member of Twin Lakes Bow Hunters Club. Over the years, he raised numerous hunting dogs and in the past several years he and Dixie enjoyed Yorkie and Maltese dogs.
Ed was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Geary.
Besides his wife, he will live on in the hearts and memories of his two daughters, Michelle Geary, Lebo, and Trease Gould and husband, Roger, Lebo; a son, Curtis Geary and wife, Donna, Eureka; four grandchildren, Crystal Geary, Brent (Briana) Gould, Jacob (Sydney) Gould, Conner Gould; and a great- granddaughter, Ellie Gould; a sister, Carolyn DeBoer; numerous special brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, close nieces, nephews and countless hunting buddies and dear friends.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30 at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, Lebo. Burial will follow services at Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Face coverings will be required while attending the visitation and service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and sent in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.