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Reeves, Mrs. W. H. (Cynthia) 1886-1930

REEVES, HEEMSTRA

Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 2/10/2005 at 10:44:30

From the LeMars Globe-Post, Thursday, June 19, 1930, Page 1, Column 7:
MRS W. H. REEVES HEARS SUMMONS
Well Know Resident of Seney Succumbs in Home Monday

Seney, Ia., June 19. Special: Cynthia Heemstra was born January 25, 1886 in Arnham, Netherlands, and died on June 16th, at her home near LeMars.

She came to this country with her parents in the year of her birth (error--in May 1888) and lived the early part of her life in and near Orange City.

She was united in marriage with W. H. Reeves on the 9th day of August, 1905. To this union five children were born: Lawrence of Lead, S. D.; Ernest, Mable (sic--Mabel), Myrtle and Glenn at home. Besides here husband and children she leaves to mourn her death her aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Heemstra of Orange City, seven brothers and three sisters, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Seney, Rev. Clarence Turner having charge of the services. Pallbearers were all nephews of the deceased: F. A. Becker, Clarence Reeves, Donald Reeves, John Arthur Cook, and two Heemstra boys. (Note--the "Heemstra boys" were Cynthia's brothers, Harry and Jake). Burial was made in the Seney cemetery, Wm. Duvan of Cherokee had charge of the funeral.

Mrs. Reeves was converted at the age of 14 years in a Salvation Army meeting in Orange City and later joined the Free Methodist church in LeMars and was a faithful member to the time of her death. She expressed a wish to meet them all in the Heavenly home.

A loving mother, a faithful wife, a Christian woman has left our midst to join the ranks of the redeemed.

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, June 20, 1930, Page 1, Column 6:
RESIDENT HERE ALL HER LIFE
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. REEVES, WIFE OF BERT REEVES, OF ELGIN TOWNSHIP

Mrs. W. H. Reeves died at her home in Elgin township Monday, June 16, after a lingering illness. She had been in failing health for two years and recently underwent two serious operations. A friend contributes the following obituary:

Cynthia Heemstra was born January 25, 1886, in Arnhem, Netherlands, and died at her home near LeMars. She came to America with her parents in 1888 and lived the early part of her life near Orange City. She was united in marriage with Bert Reeves on August 9, 1905. To this union were born five children, Lawrence, of Lead, S. D., Ernest, Mabel, Myrtle and Glenn at home. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Heemstra, of Orange City, seven brothers and three sisters and a host of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Reeves was converted at the age of 14 years in a Salvation Army meeting at Orange City and later joined the Free Methodist church of LeMars and was a faithful member to the time of her death.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Seney and interment was made in the Seney cemetery. Rev. Clarence Turner, of Churdan, a former pastor of the LeMars Free Methodist church, had charge of the services. Pall bearers were all neighbors of the deceased, Clarence Reeves, F. A. Becker, Donald Reeves, J. A. Cook and Harry and Jacob Heemstra.

During the long weeks of her illness and suffering she was patient and expressed clear and positive evidence of reaching the Eternal City. Before her death she called the family to her bedside and said she was going to her heavenly home and hoped to meet them all there.

A loving mother, a faithful wife and a Christian woman has left our midst to join the ranks of the redeemed in heaven.


 

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