REEVES, Bertha Gladys (Wolfe) - b. September 15, 1932 - d. June 1, 2023

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Bertha Gladys Reeves, age 90, of Grenola, Kansas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family singing "Victory in Jesus" on June 1, 2023 at Andover Court.  Born September 15, 1932 in Wauneta, Kansas, she was the daughter of David "Jim" Emerson and Meda Mae (Wells) Wolfe.

Bertha was raised in the Round Mound area of Chautauqua County, Kansas and moved to Grenola during her freshman year of high school.  She graduated from Grenola High School in 1950 and then attended Wichita Business College.

Bertha was united in marriage to Carl Edwin Reeves on March 15, 1951 in Howard, Kansas.  The couple made their first home in Caldwell, Kansas before moving to rural Grenola.  Bertha was a devoted farmer's wife and mother, taking food to the fields and neighbors.  She worked for the Grenola and Moline School Districts before starting her career as a cook at Central of Burden Schools.  She remained a cook at Central for many years until retiring in 1998.  After retiring, Bertha continued catering for the school system as well as for family and community activities. 

Bertha was a very devoted and active member of the Grenola Christian Church for many years.  In addition to serving as Sunday School teacher, she cooked many meals for weddings, funerals, and other church activities.  She was also active in the women's Bible study, Vacation Bible School, and the church's quilting club.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing, canning, cooking, spending time with grandchildren, and playing the mandolin.  In her later years, she enjoyed Bingo, playing cards, Wii bowling, and doing her laundry.  Bertha was a caring individual, wanting others to feel happy, needed, and loved.

Her family includes her children, Fred Emerson (Susan) Reeves of Neodesha, Kansas, E. Karleen (Milo) Smith of Towanda, Kansas, and Rhonda Joy (Rob) Connelly-Armstrong of Arkansas City, Kansas; her son-in-law, Perry Fulsom of Grenola, Kansas; her brothers, David Wolfe and Jess (Peggy) Wolfe of Grenola, Kansas; her sister, Freda Daehnke of Winfield, Kansas; her grandchildren, Tayna Sheppard, Tyra (Richard) Miles, Scott (Deanna) Reeves, Heather Reeves, Robert (Krystal) Reeves, Micah (Kyle )Crotts, Alex (Kayla) Fulsom, Luke (Anita) Connelly, Weston (Cindy) Connelly, and Jacob (Selena) Connelly; her great-grandchildren, Clara, Toby, Kaitlyn, Maycee, Ashten, Skout, Kreed, Kruz, Emberly, Brinley, Presley, Jaxon, Jaylee, Peri, Carly, Reese, Halle, Lucas, Leah, Colby, Katryna, Caden, Davin, Salah, Ronan, and Ezekiel; a great-great granddaughter, T'Ana; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Bertha was preceded by her husband, Carl on December 16, 1998; her parents; her daughter, Carla Rae Fulsom; her sisters, Bessie June Wolfe, Marilyn Lois Bell, and Lela Mae Bright; a brother, Billy Herman Wolfe; a granddaughters, Rachel Fulsom; a grandson, Derrick Connelly; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Connelly.

Funeral service will held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grenola Christian Church in Grenola, Kansas under the direction of Miles Funeral Service of Winfield, Kansas.  Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola.  Visitation with the family will begin at 9:15 a.m. that morning.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Bertha's name to Grenola Christian Church.  Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67156.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)

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