Ione Reeves, 83, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on January 2, 2015 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri. She was born March 26, 1931 in Risco, Missouri, the daughter of David and Mary Jane (Simmons) Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Rev. Randy Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
Ione was united in marriage to A.J. Reeves on December 4, 1946 in Risco, Missouri. To this union five children were born.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, A.J.; son, Carol D.; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Reeves; son-in-law, Bill Foster; sister, Pauline McCain; and brothers, Albert, Jim, Arley, Homer, and Charley Jackson.
Survivors include one son, Leonard H. Reeves of Mountain View; two daughters, Brenda Brooks and husband, Vernon, of Mountain View and Lacreta Foster of Birch Tree; three brothers, William Jackson of Malden, MO, Edward Jackson and wife, Joyce, of St. Charles, MO, and Gerald Lee Jackson and wife, Chris, of Barnhart, MO; three sisters, Mildred McAlister of Malden, MO, Lois Bevill and Gerald of Poplar Bluff, MO and Lucille Hutcherson and husband, Bobby, of Warrenton, MO; a special brother-in-law, Roy L. Reavis and wife, Peggy, of Maryland Heights, MO ; sisters-in-law, Willow D. Jackson and Martha Jackson; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ione was a member of First Church of God in Mountain View. Although she had many jobs, such as cooking in restaurants, working in a dollar store and factories, Ione felt that her most important job was as housewife and taking care of their children.
She loved to garden, plant flowers, and just work in the yard. She enjoyed piecing and making quilts and other needlework. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, greats and great greats.