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Dea Kay Reeves, 71, passed away on Oct. 6, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health West. Dea was born on June 13, 1946, to Joseph Donald and Dorothy (Colescott) Kendall in Kokomo. Dea was a graduate of Montpellier High School in Indiana. She met the love of her life, Stephen Thompson, while working together at Duke Energy. He has been like a husband to her for 38 years.
Dea was very involved in Relay For Life and the Special Olympics, as well as other organizations. She and Steve enjoyed camping throughout the United States, fishing in Gulf Shores in the winter, crappie fishing in the spring in Alabama and attending NASCAR. Most of all, Dea loved to sit around the campfire at night. She was a very good cook, and also loved to read. Dea enjoyed life and being with her grandkids, nieces and nephews.
Dea is survived by her husband, Stephen Thompson; son, Lee (Becky) Reeves; sister, Doris A. Morris; brother, Dale K. Halliday; brother-in-law, Peter (Sherry) Thompson; grandchildren, Joeseph and Sarah Reeves; great-grandchild, Anthonie Reeves; special friends, Sarah and Rick Bender; and several nieces and nephews.
Dea is preceded in passing by her parents, Joseph Donald and Dorothy Kendall; and parents-in-law, James and Dorothy Thompson.
Family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Community Howard Regional Health West for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 11 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel. A memorial service will follow visitation at 6 p.m., officiated by Pastor Barbara Tranbarger.
Please visit ellersmortuarywebster.com to view Dea's obituary and leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on October 10, 2017
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