Mrs. Almeda Riggs Geisler of Frederick, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the age of 90. Born on August 23, 1931 in Kemptown, MD, she was the daughter of Lester and Evelyn Riggs. During her lifetime, Almeda was a devoted and loving wife and mother, who spent many years as a homemaker while the family managed farms across Frederick County, starting out in Burkittsville, MD and ending in Mount Airy, MD. At age 45, she decided to pursue Cosmetology School, and worked two years at the JCPenney salon before opening her own shop at her home, famously known as Cut-n-Curl Corner. She retired in 1989 to become a full-time grandmother, a job she loved most of all.
Almeda also was a caregiver for multiple families and children beyond her own, including the Lizmi Family, Mathews Family and Reese Family. She was a member of the Providence United Methodist Church in Kemptown, MD, and a proud participant of the Amyloidosis Support Group. Over the years, she loved to crochet, serve up her famous pancakes, read a good Nora Roberts novel, and test out new recipes. She was always, and will forever be, admired for her gentle and sweet nature that never wavered.
Surviving to hold dear the countless memories are her children; son, Gary Lee Geisler and his wife Vicki, her three daughters, Donna Kay St. Denis and husband Jim, Carole Jean Thompson and husband Will, and Lori Ann Dopler; her five grandchildren (seven great grandchildren), Jamie Lea Hansberger (Blake) and husband Tommy, Jarrod Wesley Thompson and wife Kate (Grant), Michael Alan Geisler and wife Brittany (Paislee and Crue), Austin Alan Gregory (Aubrey) and girlfriend Tori, and Carly Michelle Price and husband Shane (Carson and Camryn). She also is survived by many step grand- and great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family that held a special place in her heart.
Almeda was predeceased by her husband Bill Geisler, her brother Lee Riggs, her granddaughter Amy Geisler, and her son-in-law Ted Dopler.
The family will receive friends from 11AM-12PM on Thursday, March 10, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Mt. Airy where a funeral service will begin at 12:00 PM, Elder Michael Yudt will officiate. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, Kemptown.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be in the form of a memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Providence United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 3755 Kemptown Church Rd., Monrovia, MD 21770.
The family also would like to share a special thanks for the care provided by BridgingLife of Carroll County and the Visiting Angels of Frederick.