Betty J. Reeves


Betty J. Reeves, 92, of Martinsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at her residence.

She was born Friday, Nov. 16, 1923, to the late James Taylor and Fern Devina (Grimes) Overman in Indianapolis.

On March 14, 1942, she married her husband Frederick L. Reeves, who passed away July 24, 1990.

Betty was a 1941 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis and had worked at Kohl’s as a sales clerk. Prior to that, she worked at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.

Betty is survived by daughter, Jeannette S. Holden of Martinsville; son, James W. Reeves of Martinsville; grandchildren, Lindsey Holden, Michael Holden, Lauren Reeves, Gail Phillips and Lori DiLoretto; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband; parents; and sisters, Nita Wakeland and Virginia Baumann.

Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Costin Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Keenan Steinway officiating. Visitation is two hours prior to the service.

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