Geneva L. Behr, 90, died on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Unlimited Care Cottages in Spring, Texas. She was born on Aug. 5, 1929, in Denver to Harold S. and Mary V. (McKinnon) Roots.

Geneva graduated from Blanchard High School in Blanchard, Okla., in 1947 and East Central State University in Ada, Okla., in 1950. She taught elementary school in Texas, Alaska, New Jersey and Oklahoma before moving to Garden City. She taught for 29 years at Georgia Matthews and Jeannie Wilson schools and retired in 1994.

Geneva is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Sundstrom and husband Gary of Spring, Texas; son, Jim Behr and wife Ginger of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Mindy Cotton and husband Heath of Anderson, Texas, Lindsey Bonnette and husband C.J. of Spring, Texas, Tori Smith and husband Shane of Kansas City, Mo., Andi Anneler and husband Bryan of Shawnee Mission, Kan., Samantha Millican and husband Tommy of Denton, Texas, Kinnon Behr and wife Jordan of Omaha, Neb., and Gillian Behr of Kansas City, Mo.; and great-grandchildren Ashton Cotton, Chloe Cotton, Colby Cotton, Addison Bonnette, Kayson Bonnette, Sofia Smith, Tyce Smith, Sadie Smith, Magnolia Millican, Monroe Millican and Zayn Snyder.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at Garnand Funeral Home. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at