Georgia Searcy


July 29, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Georgia R. Searcy, 99, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, formerly of Parsons, passed away at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born on June 30, 1920 at Iola, to Ralph W.E. and Lillie J. (Hutchinson) Shafer. She grew up at Iola and LaHarpe and attended schools in the Iola area graduating from Iola High School. She attended Iola Junior College and later attended the Coffeyville Beauty College.

She and Alvin Searcy were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1940, at Iola. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1996.

They lived in Iola for a number of years where she was a homemaker until they moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked as an office manager at a veterinarian clinic for several years. They then moved to Lawrence, where she worked at Boys State before moving to Parsons in 1970. In Parsons, she was employed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. She moved to Crawfordsville, Ind., in 2003 to be close to family.

Georgia was an active member of the Foursquare Church of Parsons and the AARP.  She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Georgia is survived by two daughters, Linda Tague, and her husband, James of Crawfordsville, Ind., Carol Handshy, and her husband, Howard, of Gardner; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Stage, two brothers, Ralph Shafer and Harry Shafer and a sister, Lucille Tyler.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Dennis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday.

Memorials are suggested to the Foursquare Church and they may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home 112 N. 26th St. P.O. Box 942 Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at



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