Geneva Gulliford, 91, of Monticello, formerly of Bement, passed away at 9:04 p.m., October 28, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Geneva was born December 7, 1927 in Deland, IL, the daughter of George and Mary Francis (Maden) Crisman. She married Robert D. Gulliford on December 14, 1946 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away on April 21, 1988.

Geneva is survived by her sons, Ed (Chris) Gulliford of Urbana, Gordon (Natalie) Gulliford of Wolcott, IN; grandchildren, Robert (Stacy) Gulliford, Shelly (Mike) DeAtely, Debbie (Terry) Abrams, Tiffany Geneva (Steve) Conkright, Gordon D. Gulliford, Jr.; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Rex (Margaret) Crisman of Tuscola; sister, Dixie (Vic) Tinoco of Topeka, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter Jennifer Erica Gulliford, companion Harley Oakley, 3 brothers, and 10 sisters.

Geneva was retired from the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary of Mattoon and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary of Mattoon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the First Christian Church of Bement with Pastor Tim Davis officiating. Interment will be held in Bement Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Bement.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the Maple Point Supportive Living Center for making Geneva’s last years so enjoyable and happy.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.