Effie Gerard

Last Updated on July 26th, 2017

Written by Kendra Tillman

Effie JoAnn Gerard, 84, of Buda, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in her home.

Services will be held 12 noon Friday in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Interment will follow at Hopeland Cemetery, Buda. Her family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services Friday in the funeral home. Private online condolences may be left for the family at

Effie was born on May 8, 1933 in Buda, to Ralph and Allie (Gutshall) Roberts. She was a class of 1951 graduate of Buda High School. She had retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 29 years. She was a member of the Midwest Salt and Pepper Shaker Club and the Buda Red Hats.

She is survived by: her 2 sons, Kenneth Gerard of Buda, and Charles (Linda) Gerard of Brookfield; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mildred “Bee” Martin of Indiana, Lois Arnold of Buda, and Ruth (Richard) Hobrock of Princeton.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; and 8 brothers and sisters.