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Jerry Floydine Eden
(December 2, 1941 - February 12, 2013)

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Jerry Floydine Greathouse Eden On December 2, 1941, five days before World War II came to the shores of America; Jerry Floydine Greathouse blessed to the household of Wanda Jean Beeney and Floyd “Bus” Greathouse. She was the oldest of 5 children. Jerry went to primary school up to the 8th grade at the one room school house at Konantz, where she and her brothers learned skills in woodworking. She finished the last four years of her schooling at the Walsh High School. After high school, Jerry moved to Rocky Ford and resided with her Aunt Hazel (Beeney) and Uncle Bill Eden. It was there that she was introduced to her lifetime love, Francis Eden – Bill’s nephew. So the romance began. On December 11, 1960 they were united in marriage in the same home that Jerry was born in just East of Walsh. They began their life in Campo and their family began. Tammy came into their life while they resided in Campo. They soon moved to Springfield to set up housekeeping and two years later Marcella graced the family. The growing family moved to Rocky Ford to follow work, when one year later Francina became a member of the household. After an injury to Francis, the family moved to Boise City and three years later Francis Eden, Jr. was born. Jerry followed Francis as he pursued a call to the ministry, so they moved to Bethany Oklahoma. While there, Greg was born and the family was complete. With 5 children under the age of seven, Jerry was a busy full time mom. As the children started going to school, Jerry went to school too. She became a Cosmetologist during their time in Oklahoma. As the world began to change in the city, they decided to bring their family back to the home town values they had come from. So in 1972 they moved to Campo Colorado. A family business was born there and Jerry was the bookkeeper for Francis’ mechanic shop for many years. She enjoyed doing ceramics while she sat out in the garage so she set up a small ceramic shop and introduced the community to the creative arts. She spent many hours painting, crocheting and crafting. And she held a part time job working at the Campo Café and traveled with Jenkins Flagging with Lily Merkley among other friends. She enjoyed those times of traveling and visiting new places. As their family married off and started moving away, they relocated to Boise City, Oklahoma. Mom started her career as a cook in the Nursing home in Boise City. She enjoyed working with the residents there and cooking for them. As retirement grew closer, they decided to move to Fort Gibson in Eastern Oklahoma. There, mom continued to work in a nursing home in Muskogee until she retired completely in 2007. Her husband of 47 years passed away on February 2, 2008 in Fort Gibson. Due to her declining health, Jerry moved to live with family until she retired to the Cottage in Southeast Colorado Hospital LTC in Springfield in 2010. Jerry passed into the arms of Jesus and her husband on February 12, 2013. Jerry was preceded in death by her mother and father, one brother Leroy Greathouse and one nephew, David Greathouse. She leaves here to continue her story, Tammy & Larry Lewis of Amarillo, TX, Marcella Shepherd of Fort Gibson, OK; Francina & David Boutwell of Ellisville, MS; Francis Eden, Jr. of Fallon, Nevada; Greg and Pam Eden also of Nevada. Thirteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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