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Georgene L. Settles
Georgene L. Settles, 70, of Nineveh, died Dec. 21, 2012, after ongoing heart complications.
Born Jan. 14, 1942, in Middletown, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frances (DiRusso) Licardi.
Georgene is survived by her children, Tracy (Mike) Zeckmeister of Shell Lake, Wis., Timothy (Paige Robbins) Settles of Greenwood, Scott (Julie) Settles of Lombard, Ill., Michael (Lesley) Settles of Danville, Ky., and Krista Settles of Vernon Hills, Ill.; her sister, Josephine Murphy of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and her brother, James Licardi of Middletown, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren, Michael Certa, Benjamin Zeckmeister, Ashley Zeckmeister, Nathan Zeckmeister, Trevor Settles, Austin Settles, Tylor Settles, Travis Settles, McKenzie Settles, Kate Settles, Byron Settles and Michael Settles Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Zoe Certa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Byron “Buzz” Settles.
Georgene was retired from Helen M. Plum Memorial Library in Lombard, Ill.
She volunteered for and generously contributed to many nonprofit organizations.
Georgene was also active in the Brown County community, especially among the libraries. Georgene was the head librarian at the Cordry Sweetwater Library and was instrumental in developing it into an active and successful branch of the Brown County Public Library. She managed more than a dozen volunteers to ensure the CSW branch was open to the public.
Her greatest enjoyments were providing food for family and friends, sending and receiving letters and cards, and most of all having her family around her.
The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Cordry Sweetwater Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brown County Public Library CSW Branch, c/o Brown County Public Library, P.O. Box 8, Nashville, IN 47448.
Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch.
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