Upland: Geraldine M. Cobbs, 87, passed away Sunday, July 26, at 3:15 a.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren. She was born in Whitley County the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha (Giest) Swing. She married Ernest Cobbs September 3, 1939 in Roanoke. She moved to Upland in1994 from Noble County and most recently had been a resident at Heritage Pointe, Warren. Mrs. Cobbs served as pastor's wife in several Northern Indiana United Methodist Conference Churches. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, quilting, She made comforters for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many friends. She was a Pacer, I.U. and Purdue sports fan. Survivors include her husband of nearly 70 years, Rev. Ernest Cobbs; children: James (Kathleen), DeWain (Jeannie), Charles, Joseph, Patricia (Dan) Stanley, Catherine (Gerald) Clayton; siblings: Dick (Joan), Cynthia Young, Donna Belle Gillam, Aladean (DeLoss) Weaver; 14 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. She was loved by everyone she met. She had a wonderful, giving spirit and a keen since of humor. She will be greatly missed. Memorials may be made to the Upland United Methodist Church, PO Box 11, Upland, IN 46989.. Service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, IN 46989 Officiating: Rev. Rob Neel Interment: Fairview Cemetery Huntertown, Indiana Visitation: Tuesday 5-8 p.m., Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St.
"Patty, I was so saddened to read of your mother's death. I have thought of you so often over the years and wondered where you and your family were, and what they were doing. You folks were some special people when you lived in Lincolnville. What a ball player brother, Jim, was as well as Dewayne. Have fond memories of all of you. My thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with your father and siblings and family who bear this loss. Love, Sharon"
"Dear Jim & Kate, I was so sorry to see the notice of your Mother's passing. You have had her with you for many years, but that just makes the loss greater. Isn't it wonderful to know that it is just our loss, that she is in a much better place now. Judi"
"This is very nice, I'm so sorry that I missed the funeral. I was always amazed at her love for birds... I think she knew every type there was, that is one of my fond memories, just sitting near her and listening to her tell me what kind of bird it was..."
"Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Wife and Mother. I will always remember her happy smile and her PMA. She certainly portrayed God's love in her daily activities. Something we all need to try and emulate. Fondly, Emerson and Marilynn Fisher"
"Pat, Dan and Family, I am thinking and praying for you. I am visiting a student who is doing their internship in Chicago so I will not be able to be at your mother's funeral or calling hours. Know that I will be thinking of you all."
"Mr. Cobb, We are so sorry to hear of Geraldine's passing. We've thought of you guys often since we've moved. We enjoyed having you as neighbors, and we'll always fondly remember our chats across the fence, seeing Geraldine in the backyard weeding her flowers, and seeing you both tending to the big garden you guys always had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
"We were sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother will be greatly missed. Geraldine and Earnest certainly sent us some fine young people to work with at Lagro High School. Jim and Katie you are in our thoughts and prayers and we treasure your friendship. With sincere sympathy, Coach and Linda Hanselman"