Geraldine M. Crater, 85

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Geraldine Mae Crater, 85 of Minerva, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at Arbors at Minerva. 

Born June 14, 1935, in Pekin, she was a daughter to Earl and Dorothy (Steigner) Keister. 

Geraldine is survived by two sons, Nevin (Barbara) Crater of Malvern and Aaron Crater of Canton South; two daughters. Susan (Robert) DeLong of Malvern and Karen (Donald) Kutscher of Minerva; four brothers, Raymond Keister, David Keister, Dale (Bonnie) Keister and Larry Keister, all of Minerva; three sisters, Sandra (Dan) Shank of Minerva, Ellen Windel of East Canton and Darlene Cooper of Toledo; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, John Crater, and a brother, Russell Keister. 

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bartley Funeral Home, 205 W. Lincoln Way, Minerva. 

Private graveside services will be held.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Minerva.  Friends may express condolences at

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