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Geeding to be honored on Christmas Day

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Jim Geeding, center, will be honored Christmas Day at Zadock’s Restaurant. Free dinners will be served.
Submitted photo.

A tradition will be continued this Christmas which combines good fellowship and honors a late member of the community for their contributions.
Free Christmas dinners will be offered Dec. 25, at Zadocks Restaurant, Troy. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If unable to attend, meals will be delivered. Call Ralph Coose at 314-280-5883.
This year’s dinner will honor the late Jim Geeding, business owner and farmer. In getting to know this man, the following description was shared.
“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.”
Geeding made a difference in the community from his church, family, friends, the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, numerous organizations, etc. He even helped strangers without “tooting his horn.”
‘”Being there for friends and family to listen with an open ear, was his most impressive trait,” said a family member. “He truly cared and always had a suggestion in doing what was right. He had a saying about people who take advantage of one’s kindness and generosity…don’t let someone’s actions stop you from helping the next person.”