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Genevieve Reeves

October 17, 1926 — July 5, 2016

Gridley - Genevieve M. Reeves, 89, of Gridley, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Heritage Health in El Paso.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Paso with Fr. John Steffen officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Friday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in El Paso. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Genevieve was born on October 17, 1926 in Benson, Illinois, a daughter to Louis and Marie Volz Kapraun. She married Virgil E. Reeves on January 31, 1948 in El Paso. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2000.

Surviving are two daughters, Dianne (Bob) Fleming and Mary E. (Brian Draughan) Lovings both of El Paso; three grandchildren, Brian (Tara) Fleming of Bloomington, Jason (Candace) Fleming of Bloomington and Heather (Christopher Crow) Lovings of Carlock; five great grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Elaine) Kapraun of El Paso and a sister, Helen Myers of Pontiac.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Genevieve was a cook for many years at El Paso High School and later Illinois State University.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Paso, American Legion Ladies Auxillary and St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society.

Genevieve was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Online condolences and memories of Genevieve may be left for the family at


JUL 8. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

Funeral Mass

JUL 9. 10:00 AM (CDT)

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
El Paso, IL

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