Glenda L. Reeves, 97, Pittsburg, passed away at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016, at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg.
She was born Aug. 14, 1918, at Erie, Kan., the daughter of Lillie (Smith) and Perry Yarnell.
Glenda was united in marriage to Fay E. Reeves in 1934 at Erie. They were married 45 years before divorcing.
She was a housewife and owned and operated Reeves Laundry in Erie. Glenda and Fay owned Reeves Furniture and Antiques in Erie before moving the business in 1961 to Pittsburg on north Broadway.
Glenda lived by her values of self-reliance, honesty, humility, hard work, respect for others and a strong belief in God and her family. The prayer warrior has met her savior. She is happy to be with him in his house.
She was a woman of faith and a believer in prayer. Glenda loved to cook everyone’s favorite chicken and noodles, mac and cheese and peach cobbler. She was a quilter and handiwork lover. Watching her family grow was a real joy. She was always thinking of the other person.
Glenda was a 28-year resident of Highland Meadows in Pittsburg. She attended Trinity Baptist Church.
Glenda is survived by one son Eddie (Mary Jane) Reeves, Pittsburg; one daughter Carol (Ron) Nickelson, Mound City, Kan.; grandchildren Debi (Mike) Adam, Ronda (Frank) Carpino, Ricky (Mary) Reeves, Randy (Lori) Reeves, Sandee (Tom) Bennington all of Pittsburg, Jason (Dr. Jody) Nickelson, Overland Park, Kan., and Carrie (Tylor) Sims, Mound City, Kan., 21 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters Lucy Tredway and Nona Sanders of Erie, Kan.
She is preceded in death by five brothers, Virgil, Howard, Loyd, Eugene and Leon, and four sisters Gladys, Letha, Susie and Edmadora.
A special thank you to Dorothy Hennessy and Via Christi Village for giving her loving care.
A service for Glenda was held Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, with Ron Nickelson officiating. Burial followed the service in the East Hill Cemetery, Erie, Kan. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, Kan.
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