L. Geraldine Edmonds

L. Geraldine Edmonds age 89 of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Geraldine was born January 25, 1931 in Mondamin, Iowa to Lloyd and Bertha (Ashlock) Polen. She graduated from High School and went to UNO College for a teaching degree. Geraldine taught at Blencoe, and Pisgah, Iowa and St. Richards in Omaha, Nebraska. Geraldine was a teacher for over thirty-five years. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and teaching.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Byron, sister Beatrice and brother John Polen.

Survivors include her children Barbara Nielsen and husband Michael of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Raymond Edmonds of Omaha, Nebraska, eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2020 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa with burial immediately following at Soldier Valley Cemetery in Pisgah, Iowa.

Officiating Pastors Larry and Pat Armstrong

Casket Bearers

Niel Nielsen Zane Nielsen

Derek Nielsen Bryce Nielsen

Byron Edmonds Sarah Edmonds

Mallory Edmonds



  • Larry Green Posted October 2, 2020 6:20 am

    Special lady that shared with all. Love & Prayers with all.

  • Vicki & Lonnie McHugh Posted October 3, 2020 6:46 am

    We are sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for your family.

  • Theresa Fulton Posted October 3, 2020 9:18 am

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Mrs Edmonds was a very special lady. We will miss her a lot. Your friends, The Fultons.

  • Lois (Edmonds) Jensen Posted October 4, 2020 10:36 am

    Barbara and Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a very special lady and teacher. Thought and prayers are with you.

  • Mike Harter Posted October 4, 2020 7:16 pm

    Our deepest sympathies. Great Teacher.

  • Jackie White Mesenbrunk Posted October 6, 2020 2:52 pm

    Barbie and Raymond, My prayers and sympathies go to you and your families! Your family were great neighbors and she was a great cook and teacher. She will be missed!

  • Roger Benson Posted October 9, 2020 2:11 pm

    Barbara, Raymond and family. I’m very sorry for your loss of Geraldine. She was the sweetest person ever. She and Byron were so good to Peg and me. She was the best. Sincerely Roger Benson

  • Tim and Trudy Barry Posted October 21, 2020 8:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grandmother, and good friend to all who knew her, Geraldine. She and Byron were quite the pair. They both were an important part of the Pisgah community, After Byron passed, Geraldine continued to be very active in many ways in the Pisgah community and the surrounding area. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family.

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