West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Ada Lee Reynolds
Ada Lee Reynolds

Ada Lee Reynolds was born the daughter of William Henry Gazaway and Nellie Jane Holland Gazaway on September 5, 1910, in Gatewood, Missouri, and died July 17, 2017, at Tablerock Healthcare in Kimberling City, Missouri, at the age of 106 years.

She was united in marriage on October 24, 1935, at Gatewood, Missouri, to Lehman Reynolds, who preceded her in death on November 18, 2002.

She is survived by her son, David Paul Reynolds of Rolla, Missouri; one granddaughter, Traci Fox and husband, Bobby of Rome, New York; twin great grandchildren, Landon David Mathews and Lauren Olivia Mathews of Steelville, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lehman Reynolds; her daughter-in-law, Ruthann Reynolds; her grandson, Mark David Reynolds; two sisters, Maida Roberts and Ruth Tucker and one brother, William Irvin Gazaway.

She was a member of the Centerpoint Church of God of Prophecy in Myrtle, Missouri.

Ada was an amazing cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Her favorite pastime was quilting her hand-pieced quilts and sharing them with family.

Ada was a special lady. She will be missed by her family and her extended family at Tablerock Healthcare, where she had lived for many years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time.

Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Marla Rogers
    July 18, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about my Great Aunt passing. Thoughts and prayers to David Paul and his family.


  2. Jennie Clausen
    July 19, 2017 @ 6:05 pm

    Aunt Ada and Uncle Lehman were the most wonderful people in the world and were dearly loved by their nieces and nephews. Sorry we couldn’t have spent more time with them.


  3. Julie Welsh
    July 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

    She was a superb lady. She loved to sew and cook. She cared about all of her family and friends. I will miss her and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.


  4. Karen Lawless
    July 20, 2017 @ 9:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Ada. I always loved visiting her and Uncle Lehman. Loved eating her wonderful fried chicken. I’m still sleeping under one of her handmade quilts she made me years ago. Such a special lady!


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