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68357obit: Ruth Stiba Geist

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Jan 30, 2013
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      Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 1:00 am

      Ruth Stiba Geist passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Ruth was born the second of six children on Sept. 3, 1923 in Rice’s Crossing, near Taylor.  She graduated from Coupland High School and Nixon Clay Business School.  She worked for several banks, including Austin National and Texas State and retired from the City of Austin Tax Appraisal office after several years of service.

      She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Giest; her brothers, John Stiba and Ernest Stiba Sr.; and a sister, Thelma Boudny. 

      Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memory her sisters, Lydia Kaspar and Inez Schrader and husband, Don; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

      The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 and funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

      In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.

      Arrangements under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Austin.

      Taylor Daily Press