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Geneva Rose McWhorter
1920 - 2017

Geneva Rose McWhorter, 96, a former resident of Iowa Park, died Thursday, April 20.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Restland Cemetery in Olney, under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

A daughter of the late Frances (Harris) and Sam Marshall, Geneva was born on Nov. 5, 1920, in Liberty. She earned her B. S. degree at Abilene Christian University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude at age 19. She began her teaching career in Holliday and Olney schools, then began a 31 year career at Midwestern State University. She earned her MED Degree at ACU, along with six hours of post-graduate work. She also earned 33 hours of Doctoral work at North Texas State; three hours from University of Houston; and Professional Training in Counseling and Guidance, lacking just six hours having the counselor’s certificate for the state of Texas.

She was awarded the Business Teacher of the Year in 1972; Outstanding Business Teacher of the Year in 1973 from MSU School of Business; represented MSU at the Inauguration of the President Wm. J. Teague at ACU in 1982; Honorary Member of Phi Chi Theta National Fraternity for students of Business and Economics; Honorary Member of The National Association of Legal Secretaries; and Member of the “W” Club honors organization for women of ACU.
She was listed in numerous publications including, Personalities of the South, Personalities of America, Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who in the World of Women Educators; Foremost Women of the 20th Century and Dictionary of Distinguished Americans. She was faculty advisor of Phi Chi Theta for 10 years and co-sponsor of Future Business Teachers Association of MSU.

She was a member of the Iowa Park Lioness Club and later a member of the Evening Lions Club.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Milton McWhorter; brother, Sam Marshall; and sister, Ann Burris.

Survivors include sons, Mark McWhorter of Wichita Falls and Tim McWhorter of Carlsbad, N. M.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaugher.

For those desiring, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

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