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Geraldine C. Prebles

July 18, 1933 — September 14, 2023



Geraldine C. "Gerry" Prebles, 90, of Monroe, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, at Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 18, 1933 to parents, Stephen and Sophia (Szymanski) Kolos.

Gerry dedicated her time to making a loving home for her family. She worked part-time as a Distribution Manager for the Middletown Journal for the City of Trenton. She was a woman of great faith and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Gerry was also a member of the Happy 5th Mother's Club and enjoyed gardening, cross-stitching and was quite the seamstress.

Gerry is survived by her sons, Dudley (Catherine) Prebles, Derek (Kimberly) Prebles, Gregg (Patrice) Prebles & Scot (Leah) Prebles; daughter, Suzanne (Gary) Sloneker; sister, Marlene Gielarowski; 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth Prebles, Eric (Stephanie) Prebles, Lindsey (Dan) McMullen, Andria Prebles, Kaylee Prebles, Ryan Prebles, Michael Prebles, Scot Prebles II, Joseph Prebles, Kevin (Amanda) Sloneker, Christopher Sloneker, Sophie Sloneker & Katie Sloneker; and 7 great grandchildren, Liam, Wyatt, Noah, Owen, Mia, Ashlynn & Olivia. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas C. Prebles in 2008.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 330 Lebanon St., Monroe with Father Stephen Lattner OSB as celebrant. Immediately following the Mass, entombment will be at Woodside Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, 5940 Long Meadow Dr., Franklin, OH 45005.            

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Lebanon Street, Monroe, OH 45050

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