Genevieve Reeves


April 6, 1921 - April 16, 2018


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.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, April 27, 2018
1:30 PM
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Brian & Lorrie (wick) Berg on April 26, 2018
Our thoughts,prayers and love to all of you.
Posted by Mark & Ramona (Strand) Hirsch on April 25, 2018
We always knew we would see Genevieve at church when we came to visit Mom and Dad. She had a smile that would light up the room....and when we were done visiting, we would be blessed and leave with a smile on our faces. She will be missed by us! You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate her wonderful life that was filled with faith, hope and love!
Posted by Zero on April 25, 2018
Rod, nothing but kind this thoughts for you on your mom's passing to all peace will come.
Posted by Zero on April 25, 2018
Rod, nothing but kind this thoughts for you on your mom's passing to all peace will come.
Posted by Becky Todd on April 23, 2018
She was a dear soul. Appreciated those powerful bday prayers! One of king she was.
Posted by Becky Todd on April 23, 2018
She was a dear soul, so kind and loving. Appreciated those birthday prayer calls so much for each one of us. She will be dearly missed! Prayers continue for the family.
Posted by Bonnie on April 23, 2018
She was such a blessing to so many people!
Posted by Aseracare on April 21, 2018
It has been our honor and privilege to care for Genevieve. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on them. We hope you are finding peace and rest during this new transition. ~AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by David Beukelman on April 21, 2018
My condolences to the Reeves family. Mrs Reeves was my teacher in 3rd - 5th grade. Her son David was a classmate to me at that time. While that was a long time ago, she must have had a lot of patience to put up with us at times. Rest in peace.
Posted by Maria (Estrella) Thompson on April 21, 2018
Mrs. Genevieve was a sweet, kind soul whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since I was a small child. As a child she would often call or send Birthday cards and as I got older would call just to say a prayer over the phone at times when I was ill. My deepest sympathy to the Reeves family as I know she will be missed by many. May you find peace and comfort in knowing she is now in the arms of the Angels. God Bless you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Renee & Bill Schultz on April 20, 2018
Rod, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. The loss of a parent leaves your life forever changed. Our thoughts and condolences are with your entire family. It seems like a short time ago that we worked together at FCI and you spent the day helping us move. May time ease your loss.
Posted by Eric Cole , family on April 19, 2018
Rod, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, I will always remember her trying to feed us every time we we're out to the farm hungry or not
Posted by Lena (Dykstra) Bultje on April 19, 2018
My sympathy to the Reeves family. A very kind women. I had Mrs. Reeves as a school teacher in Aurora Center School. Son Rodney was a classmate of mine. She has angels wings now. May rest in peace Mrs. Reeves.
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