Madison – Geraldine D. "Geri" Shipley Roder, age 74, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 4, 1937 in Madison, the daughter of Willard and Bessie (Bowes) Shipley.

Geri is survived by her children, Anita (Kevin) Novak, Mike (Joan) Roder, Sue Roder, Scott (Stephanie) Roder, Christen Roder Coyle and Eileen Guzman; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister. She will be missed by many family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Barbara, two sisters and one brother.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice for the kindest care of Geri.