Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO


Iva Dean Reed

May 30, 1931May 8, 2020
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Iva Dean (Pope) Reed 88 years, 11 months and 23 days - long time resident of McCredie, Missouri was called to Heaven on Friday morning May 8, 2020.

Iva Dean was born with her identical twin sister Ila Jean to GreenBerry and Charlsie (Helton) Pope of Kingdom City on May 30, 1931, in Fulton, Missouri - one (or two!) of what would be 14 children. Iva attended Craig's (one room school house) down the road from their home-place (affectionately known as "Popeville") and graduated from Fulton High School in 1949.

Her first real job off of the family farm was working in the dining hall at Missouri School for the Deaf. During that time she met the love of her life, Johnny Reed. John had joined the Army and they were apart for a whole year, however, when he returned from Korea - she took the train to New Jersey and they were married at Camp Kilmer in June of 1952.

Iva Dean was able to travel the world with John and loved every moment of the experience! They had 4 children, two boys and two girls - born around the world and close to home: Johnny (Debbie) of Missouri; Mark (Deborah) of Missouri; Mireille (Lance) of California; and Elizabeth (Jay) of Texas.

Iva Dean was an active member of Richland Baptist Church, a member of the Busy Bee Club, and a very active member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 35, Fulton, where she received her 50 year pin recently. She loved cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, fishing, humming birds, blue birds and cardinals, painting and drawing, but most of all her family.

When her youngest was well into grade school, Dean began working at the Hatton McCredie school kitchen preparing lunches, then moved up to North Callaway High School's Kitchen Dept. And when she baked cinnamon rolls the lunch tickets sold out!! After sometime she worked at the Bakery at Gerbes then welcomed the opportunity to work once again at Missouri School for the Deaf. She made so many lifelong friends. When she retired, Dean and John would stay summers at their home in McCredie and then stay at their home in Corpus Christi for the winter, her love of travel never faded!

Iva Dean is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and and all 13 of her siblings; Mabel Irene, Mary Edith, Lena May, Dorothy Fern, Nancy Roberta, James David, Joseph Lee, Mildred Lucille, Ruby Jewel, Ila Jean, Charlsie Faye, Arthur William and John Robert (twins!). She is survived by her beautiful Sister-in-Law Mary Ruth Watts of Oklahoma; and her wonderful Brother-in-Law Virgil Monk of Idaho. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren: Stephanie Hays; Rachelle Reed; Angelina Ackerman; Angelica Smith (twins!); Matthew Shippen; Sophia Reed; Jason Reed Green; Charlsie Green; Trevor Grant; and Gunnar Grant; 5 Great-Grand Children; and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 17th from 2-5pm at Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, MO. A Private Memorial Service for Family on Monday May 18th, and Public Graveside Services at 2:00 Callaway Memorial Gardens, 1700 US Business HWY 54S, Fulton.

Her light shined bright - she touched many lives with her warm smile, good nature, and positive attitude.


  • Johnny Reed (Debbie), Son
  • Mark Reed (Deborah), Son
  • Mireille Reed Green (Lance), Daughter
  • Elizabeth Reed Grant (Jay), Daughter
  • Mary Ruth Watts, Sister-in-law
  • Virgil Monk, Brother-in-law
  • Stephanie Hays, Granddaughter
  • Rachelle Reed, Granddaughter
  • Angelina Ackerman, Granddaughter
  • Angelica Smith, Granddaughter
  • Matthew Shippen, Grandson
  • Sophia Reed, Granddaughter
  • Jason Reed Green, Grandson
  • Charlsie Green, Granddaughter
  • Trevor Grant, Grandson
  • Gunnar Grant, Grandson
  • Iva Dean is also survived by five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and all 13 of her siblings; Mabel Irene, Mary Edith, Lena May, Dorothy Fern,
    Nancy Roberta, James David, Joseph Lee, Mildred Lucille, Ruby Jewel, Ila Jean, Charlsie Faye, Arthur William and John Robert.

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  • Ross J. Kidwell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Junior Hays, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Hays, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bryant Watts, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matthew O. Shippen, Pallbearer
  • Jason Reed Green, Pallbearer
  • Jay M. Grant, Pallbearer
  • Mike Pope, Pallbearer
  • Kenny Eastwood, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Private Family Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020


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Norma Mayhew

May 17, 2020

Norma Mayhew

May 17, 2020

Beth Montgomery

May 17, 2020

From the first moment I met Iva when she came to LARC, my world changed for the better! With her friendship, love and laughter we created a very close bond. Iva's spitfire attitude, humor, shared faith and love established a deep connection between us. Iva's care and love of me and my daughter were always greatly appreciated! Iva will live on in my heart forever… and I know she's now singing "loud and proud" in Heaven. I was honored to know, love and care for her. Iva Dean Reed ... FOREVER in my heart!

Debbie (Durk) Love

May 17, 2020

I just learned of Dean's death about an hour ago...unfortunately not enough time to make it over to Fulton for the visitation. I especially wanted to express to Mireille my sympathy. The last of her bounty of brothers and sisters....another generation passed. I remember at church she would often catch me up on what you were doing and where you were; she was always so proud of you. Know that my prayers are with you and the rest of your family. She is with Jesus now and one day she can catch us up on her joy of being in the very presence of her Savior!

Norma Mayhew

May 17, 2020

Iva Dean Reed. What can I possibly say that others here haven’t already said so clearly. She was a precious gift to us all! I am so grateful she was a part of my life and will forever cherish the memories of her! Yes, she brightened every room with her contagious smile! Yes, she was the BEST cook ever! Her home always smelled of something delicious cooking and she always had plenty for whomever was there visiting! She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone in need. She was an encourager, and I know my momma loved talking with her. She gave the best hugs ever! I never left there without feeling the deepest love from her! She loved to give gifts! She often gave my mom little gifts, which Mom cherished. I remember her sending us Christmas gifts in the mail! I was SO excited to get a package and could barely wait till Mom opened it to reveal what was inside! She was one of few siblings who came to Indy to visit. Mom was so thrilled to have company as family meant the world to her! So you see, there are so many reasons we will miss her! But, her memory will stay in our hearts forever! Her sweet smile will continue to remind us to smile! Her giving heart will encourage us to be givers! Her contagious laugh will remind us to laugh often, for laughter is great medicine! Her strength will help us be strong! I pray for comfort and peace for our family. Wish I could be there, but I am so grateful I had a good visit with her a few years ago! I will be there in spirit!

Mikki (Miller) Starmer

May 16, 2020

Such a precious woman. Your family left a lasting impression on a little “city” girl who came to visit my Aunt Wanda, who lived next door.
Love to your family.

Don Brasher

May 16, 2020

I have amazing memories of Aunt Dean as a young boy visiting our many Aunts and Uncles and cousins in Missouri during the summers. We always hung with the Reed family and my sister Melody and I had many great times. Aunt Dean was always so happy and energetic. She had an amazing life and left her mark on so many people. She will be sorely missed by many. Rest In Peace Aunt Dean!

Jalen Cueva

May 15, 2020

Almost three years ago when I first met this beautiful soul when she was admitted at SNF. Each day we’ve got to know her as feisty at times, emotional, a sweetheart, and can be silly and funny. I remember when all of a sudden she was sitting behind me at the nursing station and poke my arm or my back, I startled because I got that static feelings, and it happened every time she does that. I always knew it was her, she will apologies then smile. She’s one of the faces that I will always remembered and missed at work as her presence brings joy to us. For those years of nursing and caring for her it was an honor and fulfilling.
Iva was also a very sweet lady, thoughtful, warmth, and a loving mother.
“With a fading memory a loving heart remains, yes the mind will forget but the heart will always remember” She might not know the exact date, what happened yesterday or last week. But She always thought about her love ones, her little angel, her mother, her twin sister. Anything, everything, anyone she loves was marked into her heart, will forever stays and will forever remember. She was a proud grandma, she talked about her Charlsie, her eyes were wide open and smiling when she was watching her video performing. She loves to hear her daughter’s voice even if it’s on the phone, she will smile and cry but enough to ease her worry.
To Iva’s family my deepest condolence. Thank you for your trust, I my self is so great full to be one of her nurses, as I got a share of warm hugs and kisses. Knows that she loves you all, she’s a happy soul and she knows she was loved during her time on earth and will be forever missed.
on t’ aime maman Iva , jusqu’a ce que nous nous revoyions 💐

Mike Yoast

May 15, 2020

The last time I got to see Iva her and Elizabeth came to see my mom Alcrita Yoast at mom home in Oklahoma. Myself and Elizabeth watch them both talking to each other and it was amazing to see. I love that lady very much. She will be missed very much here. And my God bless her and bless the family. Love all of you.
Mike Yoast

patricia pope

May 14, 2020

my Dearest Aunt Deanie .....oh the memories i will hold dear to my heart. first and foremost is knowing grandma had 14 kids and you were a part of that great big family . God bless her as that’s A LOt of kids. WOW !! but to no that Aunt Dean was a twin was always intriguing to me. Grandma had 2 sets of twins and the other set of twins was my father Arthur William Pope. so to be a child of one of one those two sets of twins was to me, always a pride thing. then my sister Sherie would end up having twin boys. so neat to see the gene pool of twins continue with the POPE family. another great memory is that some times Sherie and i would spend the night with Mirielle and Elizabeth when we were kids and my Aunt Dean would ALWAYS have the best food and desserts made for us. she was one of the best cooks ever. she always had a beautiful smile on her face and her laughter was infectious. her love for Uncle John and her children was a love i admired. i will always remember the old two story house in Hatton McCredie as a place filled with love and laughter with my Aunt Deanie, Uncle John and my sweet cousins who i will love and until my last breath. thank you Aunt Deanie for your love. until we meet again..... rest in
peace and see ya again soon. Patricia


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