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CAROL DOROTHEA REEVES

June 4, 2013
Messenger News

BOONE - Carol Dorothea Reeves 101 of Boone, formerly of Fort Dodge died Sunday, June 2 in Boone. Services are Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge. Burial, North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday, 6-8 and Wednesday one hour prior to services at Historic Bruce Funeral Home.

She was born January 8, 1912 in Otho, Iowa to Joseph E and Jessie (Alvord) Lindstrom. She graduated from Burnside High School in 1930 and Nurses Training at St. Joseph, Mercy Hospital in 1933. Carol started working as a private duty nurse in 1934. In 1942 she started the Fort Dodge Community Nursing Service. Carol was united in marriage to Joseph T. Reeves on August 21, 1943 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. Carol worked at the Lutheran Hospital for several years. After her husbands death in 1962, Carol was employed as the Fort Dodge Community School Nurse for many years, and then started the Fort Dodge Head Start Program. Carol won the Kiwanis Golden Rule Award in 1967. the AAUW Woman of the Year in 1971 and the Vauliant Unity Church Woman of the year. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church and served on the P.T.A. She retired from Planned Parenthood in 1970. Carol moved to Boone, Iowa in 1988 and was the church secretary at First United Methodist Church in Boone. She moved to the Eastern Star Home in Boone in 1989.

She is survived by her children; Alan (Cathy) Reeves of Dodge City, Kansas, and Annette (Philippe) Meier of Boone, grandchildren; Melissa (Robert) Steptoe, Erin (Clint) Newton, Christopher (Marianne) Reeves, Adrianne (Charles) Babbitt and Albert Meier, great grandchildren; Matthew Newton, Kaylynne Newton, David Steptoe, Kameran Reeves, Ruthanne Steptoe.

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Carol was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Cedric and Julien, and sister, Mabel Thaanum

Fort Dodge Area Funeral and Cremation Service, Bruce Funeral Home assisted family with the arrangements. Online condolences at brucesfuneralhome.com

 
 

 

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