Josephine Reeves was born the daughter of Jesse Marion Grooms and Ella Blankenship Grooms on April 9, 1921 at Alton, Missouri and departed this life January 30, 2012 at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
She was united in marriage on December 31, 1948 at St. Louis, Missouri to Junior Eugene Reeves, who preceded her in death on April 22, 2009.
She is survived by one sister, Jessie Mae McGhee of Glendora, California; two nieces, Suzanne Grooms Spears of Pawnee, Oklahoma and Brenda Jo Briscoe of Houston, Texas; three great nieces; three great nephews; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Ella Grooms; her husband, Junior Reeves; four brothers, Grover, Graden, Gordon and Charlie Grooms and a niece, Debbie McGhee Meuser.
Josephine was a bookkeeper for Edison Brothers Shoe Company in St. Louis, Missouri for many years.
Mrs. Reeves was a faithful and active member of the Norman Free Will Baptist Church.
She was a dedicated homemaker, a devoted wife and loving sister and aunt. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Graveside services will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Norman Cemetery with Brother Wayne Adrian officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. Burial will be in the Norman Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.