Marian E. Geary, age 101, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Clark Retirement Community, where she resided after many years at 1448 Johnston St., Grand Rapids. Marian was born on September 26, 1919, to Edward and Rose (Thome) Voss. She is survived by her children Patrick (Patricia) Geary of Grand Rapids, Timothy (Alma) Geary of Windsor, Ontario, Michael (Joan) Geary of Mequon, Wisconsin, Sr. Maureen Geary, OP, of Grand Rapids, Sheila Geary of Pontiac, and Kevin Geary of Grand Rapids, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, her sister Jeanne DeLaney of Traverse City, and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, their infant son, Joseph, her brothers Edward Voss and Robert Voss, and sisters Harriet Gietzen Malone and Eleanor Skory. Marian lived a long and fruitful life. She was a devoted wife and mother and a treasured daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved travel, dancing, visiting with friends and rose gardening and she radiated gentle kindness, generosity of spirit and loving acceptance. Marian’s long life bears testimony to her faith, resilience, patient endurance of challenges and ready appreciation of joy. Her death on Valentine’s Day was fitting for one who loved generously and was deeply loved by her family and many friends. She graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central in 1937 and attended Catholic Junior College (now Aquinas College) from 1937-38. She and Frank raised six children who give thanks every day for the mom and dad with whom they were blessed. Marian served her faith community at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in many ways beginning in 1955, including in the Tuesday morning prayer group, the Liturgical Committee, Stephen Ministry, the Women’s Guild, the Sunday choir and Resurrection choir, RCIA, CCD and as an elementary school tutor. Marian worked for many years as a Teacher’s Aide in the Grand Rapids Public School system, serving children in special education. She was a strong supporter of PFLAG and was devoted to and lived well her rich Catholic faith and the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching. The family would like to thank the staff at Clark Retirement Community for their loving care of our Mom. We are indeed grateful for ALL who loved her and brought her so much joy. Memorials may be made to the Francis J. Geary Scholarship Fund, the Catholic Junior College Alumni Scholarship Fund at Aquinas College, or to the Benevolent Fund Endowment at the Clark Foundation. Visitation at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 from 3-6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 24 (in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions). The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth SE, Grand Rapids, at 11 am on Thursday, February 25, with visitation at the church beginning at 10 am (both in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions). The Mass will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/HupovR9MabI. A larger and very joyful Celebration of Life for Marian will be held later in 2021, with information provided in the months to come.