Cleo E. Reaves, 86, of Tecumseh, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

Cleo E. (Childers) Reaves, 86, was born May 26, 1930, to James Daniel Childers and Lurlin S. (Holt) Childers and went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

She was a lifelong resident of Pottawatomie County, attending Pleasant Hill School in the Bethel community.

On March 5, 1948, she married Earl William Reaves in Tecumseh, and they were married 59 years prior to his death in 2007. Cleo lived a life of serving her Lord. She taught numerous Sunday school classes through the years. She was a member of First Baptist Church Tecumseh and the Hanna Sunday School class.

Cleo accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and Lord and loved God’s word. She was a compassionate, loving person and had the gift of quietly serving others and praying for them. Her witness and dedication to the Lord was an inspiration to her family and everyone who knew her.

She was a wonderful cook and was known for her delicious coconut cream pie and German Chocolate cake at church and family dinners. Cleo enjoyed watching the OKC Thunder and Oklahoma Sooners basketball and football games.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Darrell Childers, twin brother Leo Childers, husband, Earl Reaves, and sister, Verdie Sturgis.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters: Beverly Kieffer and husband Gary of Jenks, Oklahoma; Earleen Motley and husband Rex of Tecumseh; son Mark Reaves and wife Caroline of Flower Mound, Texas; sister, Louise Hudgins and husband Don of Tecumseh; brother Jim Childers and wife Kay of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Carolyn Childers Waldo, Conroe,Texas; grandchildren Jeffery and Tawnia Motley, Jason and Tara Motley, James and Victoria Kieffer, Philip and Kendra Kieffer, Christopher and Beth Kieffer, Jon Mark and Kristen Reaves, Jennifer and Chase Stubblefield, Jacob Reaves, Ashley and Nicholas Kyser, and Ryan David Reaves;15 great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, May 22, and 9 a.m. through service time, Tuesday, May 23, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Nolen, First Baptist Church, Newalla, and Reverend Tony Peak, Tecumseh First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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