Archive for Wednesday, January 1, 2003

John A. Reeves

1923-2002

January 1, 2003

Services for John Alex Reeves, 79, Eudora, were Monday, Dec. 30, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. Burial was in Eudora City Cemetery.

Mr. Reeves died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Pineville, Ark., the son of Herman Joseph and Mary "Molly" Frances (Rhoades) Reeves.

Mr. Reeves became a carpenter after attending Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Jordan, Minn. He was a carpenter on Bull Shoals Dam in Arkansas and a member of the Carpenter's Union. He began working at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in 1952 and retired in 1985. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora and helped build the church.

He married Yoland Monteen Whiteaker on April 29, 1944, in Melbourne, Ark. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Judy Samuels, Topeka, Melinda Nunez, Lawrence, and Janice Reeves, Eudora; a son, Rick Reeves, Olathe; a brother, Robert Reeves, Olive Branch, Miss.; a sister, Maggie Lee Wilson, Calico Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

A daughter, Phyllis Clary, died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to Cottonwood Inc., sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary's Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

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