On Friday,  May 22, 2009 Sylvia Beatrice Reeves- Shepard, 89, of Shawnee peacefully ended this earthly life and went on to a far better one.


On Friday,  May 22, 2009 Sylvia Beatrice Reeves- Shepard, 89, of Shawnee peacefully ended this earthly life and went on to a far better one.
Sylvia was born on July 18, 1919 in McAlister, Okla., to Claude and Matilda Mae Ditzler, and was married to Louis Reeves in 1934. Sylvia and Louis were blessed with four children.
 The couple moved from Oklahoma to Southern California early on, where she was a mother and housewife, later employed by Newberry's before arriving back in her home state in 1997. Sylvia was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, enjoying various hand crafts. In her later years, she loved coming to Rave Review Movie Club to meet the many customers there.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Louis Reeves in 1971; her second husband, Ted Shepard, and eight sisters and brothers, and a granddaughter, April Gillham Hall.
Survivors include two daughters, Gertrude Root and husband Robert and Allie Gillham and husband Ronald; two sons, Louis Reeves and wife Kim and  Anthony Reeves and wife Janet; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service with the Rev. Larry Sparks officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Online condolences may be submitted at www.walkerfuneral.com