The Ottumwa Courier

December 1, 2012

Geraldine Stockton Musgrove, 85, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Geraldine Stockton Musgrove, 85, formerly of 119 S. Ash, died at 5:55 a.m. November 30, 2012 at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born April 23, 1927 in Coal City, IA to William “Tuck” and Nellie Corder Richmond. She married Clarence Raymond Stockton on April 13, 1947.  He preceded her in death on June 29, 1991. She married Paul Musgrove on January 16, 1999. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2000.

A graduate of Livonia High School in Livonia, MO, she earned a B.A. in English from Parsons College and a M.A. in Special Education from Northeast Missouri State University.

Geraldine was a special education teacher in Pleasant Valley, Centerville and Ottumwa, retiring in 1984. While teaching in Centerville, she started a work program that turned out to be a great success.

She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a life time member of the National Education Association.

Surviving is a daughter, Penny (Roger) Waldren of Ottumwa; two sons, Mike (Sue) Stockton of Ottumwa and Pat (Jane) Stockton of Knoxville; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sue (Wayne) Veach of Centerville and a sister-in-law, Donna Richmond of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Richmond; her mother and step-father who raised her, Nellie and Charles Lee; a granddaughter, Christina Jane Stockton; three brothers, Bill Richmond, Harold Lee and infant Thomas Lee.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Cary officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Livonia, MO.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.

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