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Geneva C. Bachman

Posted on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Sept. 11, 1924 - Jan. 7, 2013

MISHAWAKA — Geneva Campbell Bachman, 88, of Mishawaka, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

The Providence, Ky., native was born Sept. 11, 1924, to Ira T. and Fannie (Hudson) Campbell, who preceded Geneva in death.

Geneva married Harold A. Bachman May 1, 1948. Geneva worked at Bendix, then at the cafeteria in St. Joseph Hospital, during World War II, Ball Band (Uniroyal), and then retired from CTS. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church and loved music, doll collecting, sewing, crafting and exploring thrift stores.

In addition to her parents, Geneva was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas, lost in service to the U.S. Navy during World War II; her sisters, Etta Jane Campbell and Winona Sprovtsoff; and son-in-law, Cris Gautier.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 64 years, Harold A. Bachman of Mishawaka; daughters Theresa (Bud) Keeton of South Bend, Pam Bachman of Mishawaka and Lisa (Steve) Alwine of Bristol; son Robert White of Mishawaka; and grandchildren Korrie (Tracy) Garringer of Osceola, Ryan (Becky) Keeton of South Bend, Justin Gautier of Mishawaka and Adam Gautier of South Bend. Also surviving are grandchildren Kenneth (Kim) White, David White and Jamie (Jessica) White, all of Portland, Tenn.; their mother, Evelyn White, also of Portland; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Albright United Methodist Church, 405 W. Mishawaka Ave. in Mishawaka. Private interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family’s preferred memorial is Albright United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

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