Lindley_Georgia_web Georgia Irene Lindley, 87, of La Porte City, formally of Osage, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at La Porte City Nursing Home.
Georgia was born April 14, 1926, in Otranto, Iowa to Archie and Gwendolyn (Wilder)  Pike. She married Leon H. Lindley on September 8, 1943, in Bethany Missouri.
In her youth Georgia loved playing basketball and was proud of winning spelling bees. Georgia raised six children. She doctored them when they where sick or hurt with skill and kindness. She brought her children up in the church and held devotions in the home. Georgia was a voracious reader and faithful correspondent signing cards or letters with “Love and Prayers.” She was very proud of here work as a Nurses-Aid especially in the Osage hospital where she took care of the newborns. The meaning of the name Georgia is “Tiller of The Earth”, that she was, she loved all forms of gardening. When the ground was not frozen Georgia could be found planting a tree, putting in a garden or planting flowers.  Georgia loved fishing and camping with family, especially on the Mississippi. Georgia always enjoyed people and touched many lives.
Survivors include three sons, Larry and wife Hettie of Polk City, Terry and wife Carol and Leon Jr. and wife Sandra, all of La Porte City; two daughters, Carolyn Lindley of Springfield, MO and Marilyn Lindley of Des Moines; six sisters, Barb Leraaen and Mary Kittleson and husband Edward,  both of St. Ansgar, Audrey Goodew of Smithfield, NC, Frances Milne of Waterloo, Sandra Keith and husband Roger of Algona and Eileen Helfer and husband James of Sherrard, IL; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.         She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2002; a sister Dawn McCormack; and a son, Steven.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday April 23, 2014, at American Lutheran Church, La Porte City, with inurnment will be at a later date in Rock Creek Iowa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions maybe directed to American Lutheran Church or to Georgia’s home La Porte City Nursing and Rehab, both in La Porte City.