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Geneva Blanche (Heater) Leemasters

November 13, 1942 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 79)


Geneva Blanche (Heater) Leemasters, 79, of Shinnston, passed away on January 12, 2022 at her residence.  She was born November 13, 1942 in Baltimore, MD.  The daughter of the late Offie Ruck Heater and Nellie Blanche (Bunnel) Heater.

Geneva loved the Lord, her family, babysitting and helping cook at Enterprise United Methodist Church.  She sold Blair and Avon cosmetics, did janitorial work at Jimmy’s Diner and Post Office, worked at Helms Store and rolled hair for her neighbors. 

Geneva is survived by two sons:  Robert Leemasters and wife Connie of Mineral Springs, NC and Keith Leemasters and wife Rose of Clarksburg; daughter, Lisa Wolfe and husband Michael of Philippi; one sister, Juanita DeBerry and husband Marvin of New Quarters; two brothers:  Ruck Heater of Lumberport and Roy Heater of Shinnston; three sisters in law:  Jenny Rose Trump and Dotty Scholz both of OH and Cecilia Leemasters of NC; three grandsons:  Daniel E. Leemasters and wife Samantha of LA, Jerimiah Leemasters and fiancée Krissa of NC, and Daniel L. Williams and wife Alicia of Clarksburg; four granddaughters:  Holly Weaver and dog, “Gizmo” of Weston, Kristy Leemasters and fiancé JD of Clarksburg, Robin Williams of NC and Rochelle Dupree of Shinnston; twelve great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, Geneva is preceded in death by her husband, Alton; five sisters: Naomi Heater, Linda Riley, Dotty Long, Rosemary Arbogast and Patty Layfield; two brothers:  Roger and Russell Heater.

The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to WVU Medical Hospice nurses:  Tessa, Dana, Barb and Emily.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Geneva's memorial fund on her tribute page at www.DorseyFuneralHome.com, in order to support the family. 

Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston.  Funeral service will be held Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:00am with Pastor Brian Plum and Pastor Matthew Keith, officiating.  Interment at Enterprise IOOF Cemetery.


Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Leemasters family.

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January 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Funeral Service
January 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

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