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Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

Geraldine "Gerri" Lee Reeves-Carr

June 19, 1936July 19, 2020
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Reeves-Carr, Geraldine "Gerri" Lee, 84, passed away on July 19, 2020. Gerri was born Geraldine Lee Thomas on June 19, 1936 in Comanche County, KS to parents Cecil R. Thomas and Laura Frances Thomas. Gerri grew up the youngest of a family of five, helping out on the family farm and going to school In Protection, KS through 10th grade. In 1952 it became financially necessary to move to Salina, KS, where she attended JR. High. In 1953 the family again moved this time to Wichita where Gerri attended her senior year at North High. Gerri played the trumpet and French horn through school and played in the Wichita Symphony in 1951-52. While living in Wichita, and attending West Side Baptist Church she met David F. Reeves who she married in 1954. Gerri is survived by her three children; Greg (Kathy) Reeves of Rapid City, SD. Kirt and ex wife and daughter in law, Deanna Furlong of Wichita, and Brad Reeves. She is also survived by a brother Cecil "Roger" Thomas, her two granddaughters Emily Reeves, and Amanda Reeves, and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Gerri was preceded in death by her parents, by brothers Earl and twin brother Gerald, and Sister Dorothy Zielke, and husbands David Reeves, and Ted Carr and one son Doug Kent Reeves in infancy. In lieu of flowers memorials should be sent to West Side Baptist Church, Wichita, KS. Special thanks to Lakepoint Assisted Living, and Interim Hospice for their great care. Visitation will be from 1 to 5pm on Thursday July 23, 2020 at Hillside Funeral Home, 2929 W. 13th St. N., Wichita, Kansas. Celebration of life will be 10am on Friday July 24, 2020 at West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca St., Wichita, Kansas 67213. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wichita.. Visit www.hillsidefuneralhomewest.com to leave memory.

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    Thursday, July 23, 2020

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    Friday, July 24, 2020

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Juanita Ridgeway

July 23, 2020

I'm just so sorry for your loss. I worked with your mom for many years at KU and she and your dad were always so good to me. We had so much fun and many laughs. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Many blessings to you and your family.....Juanita.

Janice Arbuckle

July 21, 2020

I am confident that Gerri was greeted in heaven with the words, "well done, good and faithful servant." During her life which was full of sorrow and challenges as well as joy, she demonstrated love for others - her family and friends, church, plants and pets. Gerri worked with me as a loyal, diligent administrative assistant at the KU School of Medicine in the 80's before she retired. Gerri will be missed by many. The world was a better place because of her unselfish, loving ways.

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