Services were held May 9 for Ida Katherine Reeves who died in North Platte at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 17 days. Mr. Roy Dietzel and Mr. John Lambotte officiated at the services held at the Lariat Auditorium. Music was provided by Lavina Swenson and Glenda Pickering, duet, and accompanist Janice Eisele. Pallbearers were Floyd Foster, Donald Hall, Raymond Jesse, Sid Leach, Frank Szwanek and Gary Witherwax. Interment was at Cedarview Cemetery.
Ida Katherine Reeves was born in Ardara, Penn. August 18, 1901. She was the daughter of Franklin W. and Catherine Love Gilkey. Her father was a railroad carpenter and her mother was the daughter of a circuit rider evangelist. She was united in marriage to Bulus Edgar Reeves on April 1, 1918 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Anna and his brother Elzie in Hot Springs, S.D. Both couples celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together in Mullen in 1968. Bulus and Ida Katherine celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 1, 1978.
Nine children were born to this union – Arthur of La Mirada, Calif.; Lois Clark and Iola Richardson of Arvada, Colo.; Ruby Sommers of Lincoln; Ray of Jackson, Mich.; Betty Binegar of North Platte; and Evelyn Foster of Sparks, Nebr. Two children – Hazel Irene and Martha Ellen died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Reeves homesteaded in Red Canyon, S.D. before moving to Edgemont, S.D. They moved to Hyannis in 1935 and to Mullen in 1947.
She professed her faith in 1938 and has continuously lived for the Lord. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and lived for the comforts of her family and always extended a helping hand to others. She is survived by her husband Bulus, 7 children (who all returned home for the services), 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Reeves of San Fernando, Calif., and Betty Gilkey of Phoenix, Ariz., and one brother, Frank Gilkey of Echo, Ore.
The Mullen Funeral Home was in charge of services. Memorials have been established for Pioneer Memorial Hospital or Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen.