KEWANEE – Maxine Reeves, 90, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Kewanee, died at 1:10 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Effingham, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 15 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Kevin Drane will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the family. The funeral home will monitor capacity limits to maintain compliance with COVID regulations. The funeral home requires that all guests wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.
She was born February 8, 1930 in Kewanee, the daughter Harold and Marjorie (Mahaffey) Kuster. She married James H. “Jim” Reeves Jr. on November 27, 1965 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on August 2, 1997. Survivors include her daughter, Gail Eisenbarth (Bruce Barbour) of Mattoon, IL, two step-sons, Doug (Lynne) Reeves of Iuka, IL and Dean Reeves of Salem, IL, a sister, Phyllis Rankin of Toluca, IL, grandchildren; Jennifer (Quentin) Konie of Rantoul, IL, Ashley (Keith) Boone of Mattoon, IL, Brooke (Heston) Eveland of Bloomington, IL, Haley Eisenbarth of Brownsburg, IN, Matthew (Hollie) Arnold of Iuka, IL and Aaron Reeves (Shayla Birkner), Nikki (Jakeb) Spain, Dawna (Daniel) Meador and Stacy Collier, all of Salem, IL, great grandchildren; Elizabeth, Nicole, Rayland, John Luke, Sophia, Katelynn, Syler, Greyson, Tinley, Caden, Emery, AJ, Xavier, Silent, Sophia, Lukas, Makenzie, Tristan, Payton and Rylan and two great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two great grandchildren, Faith and Samuel.
Maxine was raised in Galva. She had worked as an X-Ray Technician and also as a nurse’s aide at what is now Royal Oaks Care Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and along with her husband taught their daughter to love water and boating. She loved to drink coffee with her best friend Edna Johnson and it brought her family comfort knowing that there was always a fresh pot of coffee waiting for her and her husband. She also enjoyed living with her daughter Gail and helping raise her granddaughters. She was that grandma that would sit on the sideline at their sporting events and cheer them on. She enjoyed telling stories of growing up on the farm and also enjoyed cross stitching gifts for loved ones and had a great love for her puppy dogs.
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