Mary Jane Reaves, age 85 of Lima died 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2010 in her home.
She was born December 14, 1924 in Lafayette, Ohio to Edward M. and Mildred Elsie Davidson Hefner. Both parents are deceased. On November 17, 1950 she married Floyd M. Reaves who survives.
Mrs. Reaves had been an elementary school teacher in Allen East, Perry and Lima City Schools. She was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She had been a remedial reading teacher and had taught English as a Second Language while living in Florida.
Additional survivors include 1 son, David F. (Theresa) Reaves of Lima, 1 daughter, Susan Fox of Lima, 4 grandchildren, 1 sister JoAnn Treglia of Cridersville and 1 sister in law, Virginia Hefner of Lima.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Donald (Margaret) Hefner, Richard Hefner and William (Pauline) Hefner and 2 sisters, Elsie (Preston) LaRue and Margaret (James) Koogler.
Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 8, 2010 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Chaplain Richard Coon will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or St. Rita’s Hospice.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to St. Rita’s Hospice for all their wonderful support and help.
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday, March 8, 2010
Time: 10:30 am