Genevieve Irene Conklin (Dade), age 97, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on February 10, 2020. Born September 19, 1922 in Hartford to parents Orlen and Ethel Dade, Genevieve graduated from Hartford High School in 1940. She attended Western State Teachers College where she studied secretarial skills and accounting. She worked for many years in the office of the Watervliet Foundry and later managed the office of Conklin Construction. In 1948, She was united in marriage to Richard Ralph Conklin, who preceded her in death. Genevieve spent more than twenty years as a volunteer for Community Hospital, Watervliet, was a life member of the Hartford Garden Club, enjoyed volunteering for many charitable organizations, attended Hartford United Methodist Church and most recently St. Michael Lutheran Church in Portage. She is survived by her beloved son, Richard (Carol), precious granddaughter Katelyn, cousin Arlene Ward, niece Lynne (Dan) Farmer, nephew David Conklin and several great nieces and nephews. She was a second mother to many in the community. The family is grateful for the care and friendship provided by Joanne Evans, Denise Hopson, Matt Gross and Kathy Cowgill these past few years. Genevieve's heartfelt compassion and beautiful way of making every individual to feel special was indeed a blessing to so many. She will be remembered for her smile, her love of flowers, devotion to family and her generous spirit. Please join the family in celebrating her life on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Hartford Methodist Church, 425 East Main St., Hartford, MI. A luncheon will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hartford Methodist Church, St. Michael Lutheran Church of Portage or Hospice of Southwest Michigan. The Calvin Funeral Home , Hartford is assisting the family. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at http://www.calvin-leonardfh.com.