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Mae Gerber

FARMINGTON – Mrs. Mae Jean Gerber, 89, passed away March 14, 2017, at Community Manor. Mae was born May 24, 1927, in Benton, Missouri, and was the daughter of Earl George Kneezle and Eva Ellen ‘Wood’ Kneezle. Also preceding in death were her first husband, the love of her life, Eugene O. Geasland (1967). Her second husband, William “Bill” Roman Gerber (1998); a son, Ricky Allen Geasland, in infancy; two sisters, Dorothy, in-infancy and Hazel Layton; and two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Kneezle.

Mae was a thirty-five year member of Farmington First Baptist Church. She graduated from Bell City High School in 1945. She always worked in the banking industry, starting at Lemay Bank and Trust in St. Louis. She moved to Farmington in the 80’s and went to work at Mercantile Bank, where she retired. Mae spent the last fourteen months of her life in the care of Community Manor, Farmington. Mae will be remembered as a loving mother to her children and best friend to daughter Lisa ‘Link’ Geasland.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa ‘Link’ Geasland, of Farmington; Two sons, Dennis (Linda) Geasland, of St. Louis, and Ronald Geasland, of St. Louis; One sister, Diana (George) Watkins, Jr., of Bloomfield, Missouri; A brother, Eldon (Rachel) Kneezle, of Carson City, California; Three grandchildren, Michael, Jason and Brian Geasland. One great-granddaughter, Kennedy Geasland; A special friend, Earl Sutherland, of Farmington.

Visitation Sunday, 4-7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service, Inc., Farmington. Visitation Monday, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. at Farmington First Baptist Church. Funeral services 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017, at Farmington First Baptist Church, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating. Interment follows at Mount Hope Cemetery, St. Louis. Photo obituary; online guestbook and video tribute online at:

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