Geraldine Marie (Hartley) Sayre, 89, of Ripley, WV, passed away September 25, 2018 in Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born January 17, 1929, in Cottageville, WV, a daughter of the late John Henry and Josephine (Sayre) Hartley.  In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Q. Sayre, Sr.; son, Robert Q. Sayre, Jr.; brother, Landon Hartley.

She was a graduate of Ravenswood High School Class of 1945 and a graduate of Marshall University with a degree in education. She taught for 16 years in Jackson and Wood Counties. She was a seamstress. Geraldine also enjoyed quilting and making baskets.

Survivors include her brothers, John (Sue Ann) Hartley of Huntington, WV and Martin (Sharon) Hartley of Cottageville; sister-in-law, Betty Hartley of Cottageville.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Thursday.

Condolences may be shared with the family at: castofuneralhome.com