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LaVerna M. Reaves

Died: Sun., Nov. 1, 2009

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LaVerna Mae Reaves, 87, a resident of Davenport, Iowa died Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Select Specialty Hospital. Davenport.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the New Life Baptist Church, Davenport 7780 W. Locust St. Davenport, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Chapel, Bettendorf, Iowa. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park, Davenport, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the New Life Baptist Church.
LaVerna was born June 24, 1922 in Farmington, Iowa the daughter of Earl and Florence (Boyer) Skinner. She was united in marriage to Elmer D. Reaves in Andalusia, Illinois on June 22, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1983.
LaVerna worked as a Forman for the Airtress Midland Company and later as a secretary for the Bendix Corp.
She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Post 9128 in Bettendorf, Iowa.
She enjoyed camping and fishing. In her younger years she trained horses and gave riding lessons for American Saddle Horses at the Mississippi Valley Fair, Mississippi Valley Riding Stables and Blackhawk Trails Riding Club in Moline.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Larry (Joann) Gillaspie, Davenport, Iowa, Sharon (James) Deters, Ferryville, Wisconsin, Bob (Candy) Reaves, Davenport, Iowa, Jim (Kay) Reaves, Fresno, California, Tim Reaves, Davenport, Iowa
Bill (Kris) Reaves, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Roy Reaves, Davenport, Iowa, Pauline Reaves, Davenport, Iowa and George Reaves, Davenport, Iowa; her fourteen grandchildren; her twenty-three great-grandchildren; her five great-great-grandchildren and her brother, Thomas Skinner, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer, her daughters, Carolyn Sue Gillaspie, and Karen Fritz, her son Eugene Gillaspie, her granddaughter Rebecca Deters, her niece Victoria Skinner, her brothers, Donald and Dale Skinner and her friend Lother Hamann.

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   Posted Tue November 03, 2009
To my Aunts & Uncles:
I know the past few weeks have been long and hard on everybody. I'm sure the smile on her face is bigger then we could ever imagine. Today she will dance and sing and run like never before and free from all pain. We may have lost her here but they gained her there. She has left us with many memories and I hope that you all find peace and comfort to put your hearts at ease....Love you Guys!!!!

Toni Temple
   Posted Tue November 03, 2009
To Pauline & Family, i will keep your family in my prayers. i will always remember your mom as a very sweet and loving lady from Central Park Baptist Church.

mark anglund
   Posted Tue November 03, 2009
To Pauline and Bob and the family, I just want to say how sad and sorry I was to read about your moms passing in the paper. You dont know how many times I was going to stop and visit with her over the years, but I lost both my mom and dad too in time, and its very hard to cope with, but knowing she is pain free and in Gods hands now should help your sorrow at this time. You dont know how many times I was going to stop and visit her over the years, but somehow I never did, and for that I am very sorry.I sure remember the good times with your mom and dad and the camping trips to Lake Odessa. She was a great lady and I always felt so welcomed into your family over the years. Please know that, I too, am sad and sorrowful with your family at this time. I am still at the Village Inn on Elmore Ave. if you ever want to stop and see me. Again I am very sorry for your loss Pauline and Bob and family, your old friend, Mark Anglund

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