When Georgia Sue York entered heaven on February 15, 2022, she was reunited with family and friends after a period of declining health. She was a strong woman with a love for people and never met a stranger. Her greatest joy was touching the lives of people who helped her along the way with her challenges regarding her health. There were many doctors, nurses, van drivers, and librarians who were adopted by our mother.
A daughter of the late Ivery and Sadie Glee (Shoultz) Dedrick, Georgia Sue was born in Oakland City, Indiana on December 31, 1937. Growing up in the country, she was the youngest daughter of ten children. Georgia Sue graduated from Petersburg High School, Petersburg, IN in 1955. After graduation, she moved to Indianapolis, IN where she met her husband, Walter Edwin York. Georgia Sue lived in Carmel, IN for 50 years.
Georgia Sue relocated to Tuscarawas County in February 2018. She enjoyed spending time at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center playing cards and eating the special lunches with all the other members. Georgia Sue was also an avid gardener. She had a green thumb and could grow beautiful tomatoes and green peppers. Georgia Sue loved growing her flowers and roses every season. She was also an avid reader and donated her books to local libraries.
Georgia Sue married Walter Edwin York, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, William Edward York. Georgia is survived by her children, Lisa (Ed) Cox of Gunter, Texas, Wally (Andrea) York of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Wayne (John) York of Dover, Ohio; grandchildren Brandon (Samantha) York, Matthew Cox, Lauren York, Alaina (Trevor) Reed and Sarah Cox; great-grandchildren, Beckham York, Adelaide Reed, and Palmer York; her sister, Elvina Rose Huntsman.
In keeping with Georgia Sue’s wishes, there will only be an inurnment. The family service will take place in the Spring, when the flowers are in full bloom, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Georgia Sue’s struggle with a condition called myelofibrosis (MF) led her to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment. The care that Cleveland Clinic gave her allowed them to extend quality of life in so many areas. Her final wishes were in lieu of flowers to make memorial contributions to the Myeloproliferative Neoplasma Research Foundation in Georgia Sue York’s name to, www.mpnresearchfoundation.org.
The greatest gift that our mother gave her family and friends was her love for life. Her strong desire for living a quality life formed her signature phrase, “I want to live my life to the fullest”. And this is exactly how Georgia Sue lived.