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Geraldine Lovejoy (Shaver) Martenies


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

She appears to have been married to George Edgar Whitinger, Jr., son of George Edgar & Isabelle C. (Cochran) Whitinger. They divorced on an unknown date. George appears to have remarried a Cora Luella Whitinger and had two children by her (Mike & Cora Lee).

She also appears to have been married to Benjamin Franklin Martenies. Dates unknown.

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 Whitinger II

Melvin Whitinger [1939 - 1962]

Larry Whitinger [1949 - 1949]

Joyce (Whitinger) Schultz

Geraldine & Benjamin had three known children:

Lorraine (Martenies) Burchett

David Martenies

Allen Martenies