EVART — Geralidine F. Machleit, 81, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at her home in Evart.

She was born Jan. 2, 1931, to Estal Derevage and Pearl Robinson in Evart. She attended Evart High School, where she graduated in 1949. She was married July 1, 1950 in Evart to Ray L. Machleit who preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1996. She was a lifelong Evart area resident who loved spending time with her grandkids and enjoyed gardening.

She leaves behind two daughters, Cindy L. (Gary) Gudding of Evart and Sheila a. (Raymond) Jones of Lakeland, GA; three sons, Rickie L. Machleit, Randy L. (Cheryl) Machleit, and Ray L. (Cindy) Machleit all of Evart; three sisters, Clarabell (Robert) Listerman of Evart, Bonnie (Carl) Gustafson of Mason, and Kay (Dale) Wirth of Hersey; two brothers, Issac (Gladys) Derevage of Ashton and Ron (Candy) Derevage of Reed City; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray L.; one sister, Ollie Harold; three brothers, Ed, Larry, and Rich Derevage.

A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 6 at The Corey Funeral Home, Evart with Rev. Scott Farrell, Pastor of the Evart Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Place of interment will be at Sylvan Township Cemetery, Osceola County.