Genevieve Lombardo - September 17, 2011

Genevieve Lombardo, 86, of Grand Island, formerly of Giltner, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Golden Living Center Lakeview in Grand Island.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Pastor Marta Wheeler will officiate. Burial will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Genevieve B. Lombardo, daughter of George and Mable (Sanders) Ballard, was born at Burwell on Sept. 24, 1924.
Genevieve’s mother died at age 29 and she was raised by Charles and Maude Harrod, her uncle and aunt on her mother’s side. She graduated from Giltner High School in 1942.
Genevieve was united in marriage to Joseph Lombardo on Nov. 20, 1943 at Belleville, Kan. Following their marriage they lived in several locations due to her husband’s Marine Corps duties. They moved to Giltner in 1948. Three children were born to them, Carolyn, Charles and Russell. Joseph died on June 2, 1975.
She was a member of the Giltner United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and organ. Genevieve was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Genevieve enjoyed cooking for her family and working with her hands.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Survivors include her sons, Charles (Barbara) Lombardo of Iselen, N.J. and Russell (Lucinda) Lombardo of Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughter, Carolyn (Lyle) Casper of Grand Island; grandchildren, Marcus and Joseph Lombardo of Binghamton, N.Y., Krista Brown of Omaha and Caitlyn and Alison Lombardo of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Lauren Brown; and other family members and friends.

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