Elsie G. Reap

June 9, 1923August 31, 2021

COLUMBIA - Elsie G. Reap, age 98, passed away August 31, 2021, at home in Columbia. Born June 9, 1923 in Ouray, Colorado, she was the daughter of Azalia and August Nickel. Mrs. Reap is survived by her step-daughter Michele Reap, her niece Susan Queen (Daniel), and her great nieces, Caitlin Queen (Drew) and Kelsey Queen (Griffin).

Mrs. Reap earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1945. In 1952 she joined the Army Nurse Corps. She served 22 years in the Army retiring in 1974 with the rank of Lt. Colonel. In 1975 she met another military retiree, Col. Cyril J. Reap. They were happily married for 32 years until his death in 2008.

Mrs. Reap enjoyed golf, bowling, and a good game of cards. She was a member of First Christian Church on Beltline Boulevard for over 40 years. When she could no longer drive, she joined Northeast Presbyterian Church on Polo Road where she found another wonderful community.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Northeast Presbyterian Church, Oliver Gospel Mission, or a charity of your choice.


24 September

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Fort Jackson National Cemetery

4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 29229


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Charles Clary

September 14, 2021

Elsie Reap was a delightful lady who served her country and her family. She was a woman of sincere faith and dedication. She was a pleasure to know and i am a better person for knowing her. God bless her family during these difficult days. Know that Elsie was loved by her First Christian family.
Rev. Chuck Clary, , Pastor
First Christian Church
Columbia, SC

Sharon Matchett

September 4, 2021

Elise was a very special friend to my mother, Jane Miller (soon to turn 103). Mom always looked forward to her visits and enjoyed the little gifts she would leave behind. Elsie was a treasure and will be missed by so many .

Polly Williams

September 2, 2021

Elsie has been a dear friend since I met her at Wildewood Downs, We shared many meals together during the past seven years. She always impressed me with her compassionate care of others. She regularly visited people in the Assisted Living, Rehab and Long Term Care facilities at Wildewood. I benefitted from her visits on two occasions. My sincere condolences to the family of my friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.