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Geraldine Lovejoy (Shaver) Whitinger/Martenies

Headstone at Maple Hill Cemetery.


Geraldine Lovejoy Shaver was the daughter of Clinton Deland & Jessie G. (VanOrman) Shaver. She was born on November 28, 1919 in Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, USA.

She married George Edgar Whitinger, Jr., son of George Edgar & Isabel C. (Cochran) Whitinger sometime around 1935. They divorced on sometime around 1950.

George remarried to Cora Luella Guy in 1952 and had two children by her (Mike & Cora Lee).

Geraldine remarried to Benjamin Franklin Martenies sometime after her divorce from George.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charlotte, charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Harrison Auxiliary Aerie #3541, in Harrison; and a lifetime member of the VFW Charlotte Post #2406 Ladies Auxiliary.

She passed away on March 1, 1999 at the age of 79 in Michigan.

Geraldine & George had six known children:

Wanda (Whitinger) Cook

Mary Ann (Whitinger) Wilkinson

George Edgar Whitinger, II

Melvin Arnold Whitinger [1939 - 1962]

Larry Arthur Whitinger [1949 - 1949]

Joyce (Whitinger) Schultz


Geraldine & Benjamin had three known children:

Lorraine (Martenies) Burchett

David Martenies

Allen Martenies