Genevieve attended school through the 10th grade in Jerome, and graduated from Seymour High School in 1943.
On April 24, 1943 she was united in marriage to George Richard Mincks of Jerome. A daughter Mary Catherine and son Steven Richard were born to this union. Together she and Richard farmed and raised livestock for 67 years in Wayne and Appanoose counties. Genevieve also worked in Steve’s clothing store, The Executive Edition, in Centerville for several years.
Genevieve was a member of the Seymour United Methodist Church, teaching the Glad Hand Sunday School class for 50 years. She was active in the church, serving as UMW President, Memorial Committee Treasurer, Methodist Youth Fellowship Sponsor, and sang in the church choir.
Genevieve had many hobbies including sewing, quilting, crocheting, gardening and canning. She enjoyed square dancing, traveling to Colorado, camping and following the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) rodeo series.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Mary Rash, and brother-in-laws Eugene Darrah and Don Robinson. She is survived by husband Richard; daughter Mary and husband Gary of Bella Vista, Arkansas; son Steven Mincks and Bill Williams of Seymour; grandsons Duane Couchman, Troy and wife Melanie; great-grandson Keith Couchman; sisters Deloris Darrah and Rowena Robinson; brother-in-law William Mincks and wife Donna; nieces Darla Wells and husband Josh, Dian Rider and husband Todd, Jane Turner and husband Brian, and Susan Pitcher; nephew Todd Robinson; great-nice Laura Turner; great nephews Nathan Wells and wife Andrea, Nolan Wells, Seth Wells and Andrew Turner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seymour United Methodist Church.
VISITATION: Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 6:00-8:00 PM, Randolph Funeral Home, Seymour, IA 52590
FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 10:30 AM, United Methodist Church, Seymour, IA 52590