Geneva Irene Worthley (1928 – 2021)

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Geneva Worthley

FARMINGTON – Geneva Irene (Findley) Worthley, 92, passed away peacefully in her home in Farmington on

April 28, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born on May 2, 1928, in Anson, to parents Arnold L. Findley Sr. and Hazel (Moody) Findley. Geneva grew up in Sanford until she was 10 years old, then moved to Anson to live with her grandmother, aunts and uncle. She graduated from Madison High School in 1947. Following high school, she attended nursing school in Lewiston. During that time, she met her husband, George A. Worthley Sr. They were married on November 13, 1948 and went on to have six children together. Geneva spent her life as a homemaker. She was also the proprietor of the Little Red Hen Gift Shop in Farmington. Geneva was very active in her community for many years. She was involved in the Women’s Fellowship and spent time as both secretary and treasurer for the Old South Congregational Church. She was involved in planning reunions for the Madison High Class of ’47. Geneva enjoyed crafting, especially braiding and hooking rugs. She taught an adult education class in braiding rugs, and was involved in the Franklin County Cooperative Extension. She spent many years as the troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 38, and also volunteered in Mallett School kindergarten classes and with residents at Edgewood Manor. Geneva was an avid gardener and enjoyed flower arranging, spending time with her family, and especially hosting family dinners. She was a loved and respected member of both her family and her community.

Geneva is survived by her children, Jessica (Sally) Powers of Farmington, Catherine Almon Wortley of Portland, Michael J. Worthley and wife Cindy of Phillips, Jean A. Worthley and partner Steve of South Portland, and Melinda Worthley of Starks; grandchildren, Eric D. Worthley of Portland, Mat LaPoer of Brunswick, Jonathan V. Worthley of New York City, Crystal R. Nersessian and partner Rick of Farmington, Misty D. Nersessian and partner Nathan of Jay, Patrick J. Worthley of Utah and California, and Spencer C. Worthley of Los Angeles, CA; great grandchildren, Hayley R. Garcia of Farmington, Ricky Bowen of Jay, and Emmett Bowen of Jay. Geneva was predeceased by her parents, Arnold and Hazel Findley; husband, George A. Worthley Sr.; eldest daughter, Susan Hurd; great granddaughter, Hannah Garcia; brothers, Arnold, Clyde, Gerald, Maurice, Robert, Bernard and Roger Findley; sisters, Doris Glover and Edna Findley; beloved aunts, Carrie and Alma Moody; and beloved uncle, Floyd Moody.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Geneva’s memory should be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11 am, with Rev. Richard Waddell officiating, at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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11 Comments

  1. She was my Girl Scout leader many years ago and I loved her. Such a kind loving woman. My sympathies to her family.

  2. So sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to all of Geneva’s family. Cherish all of your memories. She was a wonderful sweet person. I always enjoyed chatting with her when she was at Shorey Chapel. She certainly has earned her wings. Fly high with the Angels, Geneva.

  3. Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Geneva’s passing. She made braiding class so informative and so much fun…Our prayers to all of her family. And, especially to you, Mike and Cindy, Patrick and Spencer, our thoughts and prayers.. May God Bless All.. Love, Gary and Lois

  4. Geneva was a very sweet, kind and gentle woman with a great smile a twinkle in her eyes. Geneva taught a Rug-Braiding class
    that I took and she was so enthusiastic and had the patience of a good-humored Saint! Geneva has left many good memories
    that she will be fondly remembered for. My thoughts and sympathy are with all of Geneva`s family.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Geneva’s passing. She was my neighbor and friend when I lived on Middle St. we often played cards together and would stop and visit when out walking th dogs.
    Geneva volunteered in my kindergarten classroom for at least 10 years and was so loved by the children. She was always caring and thoughtful.
    It is impossible not to smile when you think of her and her beautiful smile that brightened up the world. She was such a magnificent lady. Always there to help in her quiet wonderful way. She will be missed by those who knew her.
    My heart goes out to her family at this time. You are amazing people who kept her going and made her life enjoyable these past years.

  6. Mike, and Cindy, Sorry to hear of your Moms’ passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.

  7. Geneva was one of the first people I met when I moved to Farmington in 1975. We had a lot of fun in rug braiding class. I always enjoyed seeing her walk her dogs around town.

  8. She was my Girl Scout leader and she was such a great teacher. I also went to college with her daughter Susan. Every time I met her she would always call me Ann Marie. She had a wonderful smile and was always smiling.
    She gave so much. Truly an amazing lady.

  9. My condolences to the family of Geneva both near and far.     Geneva  was  a wonderful and supportive friend and Middle Street neighbor to my mother, Pauline.  She was always so kind , generous, and thoughtful in her interactions.   My deepest sympathies.

  10. I’ll always remember her , so kind and patient. She taught me rug braiding.

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