Lenora D. Reeves, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Lenora Douglas Reeves was born April 20, 1923 at Rock Rapids, the only child of Sigfred and Daisy (Brown) Peterson. Lenora and her family moved to Le Mars when she was seven years old. Following her primary education, she graduated from Le Mars High School.
In January 1943 Lenora and George W. Reeves were united in marriage at South Sioux City, Neb. The couple made their home on a farm three miles south of Le Mars. They would later reside on a farm north of Le Mars.
Lenora's life revolved around her family and the church and her desire to be a living witness for the Lord. She was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Le Mars. At the age of 17, she began playing the organ and piano at church. This was only a few years after the church was established. She taught Sunday School, was president of Missionary Society, and belonged to Christian Women's Club, the Sunshine Club, and was active in Farm Bureau. Lenora also conducted weekly Bible Studies at area care facilities. She was always willing to play a hymn for anyone to cheer them and lift their spirits.
In her spare time she enjoyed flowers and gardening. Lenora loved people, giving hugs, and spreading the word of God.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of over 60 years George; two sons, Gary and his wife Linda and Gene and his wife Pam, and a daughter Audrey and her husband Ed Dempster, all of Le Mars; grandchildren Lorraine (Dan) Cross of Elkhorn, Neb., Gerald (Carmela) Reeves of Winchester, Ohio, Leita (Randy) Reiter of Le Mars, Greg Reeves of Sioux City, Garret (Sheila) Reeves of Le Mars, Katie (Scott) Pinkelman of Hartington, Neb., Amanda (Jim) Feco of La Mont, Ill., Philip Reeves of Le Mars, Shana (Scott) Gardner of Shawnee, Kan., Trisha Coburn of Osawatomie, Kan.; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Leonard Waller with the Church of the Nazarene in Le Mars officiated. Burial was at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with a time of lunch and fellowship to take place at the Mauer - Johnson Family Gathering Room.
Visitation began at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family was present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There was one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Thursday.
Memorials may be given in memory of Lenora to the Le Mars Church of the Nazarene.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.