Genevieve Reeves, 97, White Lake, SD died Monday, April 16, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Friday, April 27 at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 pm on Thursday with a prayer service at 6:30 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Genevieve Frances Reeves was born April 6, 1921 at Midland, SD to Rev. William and Della (Lunbeck) Howard. They lived in Interior, Wamblee and later Mount Vernon, SD. Genevieve graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1938 and then graduated from Wessington Springs Junior College. She taught school for nineteen years, mostly country schools and four years at the Plankinton Grade School. In later years she worked at the White Lake Cenex Station. On June 16, 1953 she married Don B. Reeves. They made their home on a farm northeast of White Lake. Early in life Genevieve accepted Jesus as her personal savior, she enjoyed attending Sunday School and Church. She was a long time member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church where she was a prayer warrior. People in the church knew that they would receive a phone call from her on their birthday and that Genevieve had prayed for them that day. She loved her family very much and enjoyed reading the bible.
She is survived by her husband, Don, three sons: Rodney (Sharon) of White Lake, David (Alejandra) of Yulee, FL, and Keith (Karen) of La Verne, CA, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers: Ned, Howard and Leonard and three sisters: Doris, Lillian and Pauline.