Elva Zae (Denham) Reeder

November 13, 2018

Elva Zae (Denham) Reeder, 88, of Frankfort died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community.  Born June 7, 1930 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky to parents Clarence and Anna Snow (Sewell) Denham.  Elva’s parents moved to Frankfort, Indiana when she was in elementary school.  While in high school, she worked at the Roxie Theater in Frankfort where she met her husband, Donald Keith Reeder.  Don decided he wanted to get to know her better and would show up at the movies, continually giving her wrong change.  They married on June 29, 1952 and moved to the country west of Frankfort.  Before having children, Elva worked at Coca-Cola and Glover’s Ice Cream.  Elva enjoyed a simple life which included gardening, canning, reading, napping, crocheting, sewing, baking, and collecting and trying new recipes.

Thanks to Mulberry Health and Retirement for their special help and care for Elva and Donald.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society.


Visitation and Services

Private Family Services will be held.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 

Survived by:

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, three daughters: Debra (Michael) Gosewehr of Lebanon, Joan (William) Hodgen of Michigantown, and Jeana (Scott) Scheurich of Lafayette; and a son: Robert (Debbie Hardebeck) Reeder of Jefferson;  14 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by sister: Ina Cook and brother: Fred Denham both of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

Elva is preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law: Terry Jenkins, a brother: Rex Denham, and sisters: Alesa Allen and Alice Sharp.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Elva Zae (Denham) Reeder”

  1. Donita Brown November 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Sending my condolences, thoughts and prayers to Debra & Michael Gosewehr and family during this difficult time.

  2. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Loveless November 15, 2018 at 6:27 am

    We offer our most heartfelt condolences on the death of your mother and the sister of a beloved Uncle Rex. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. Dan Smith November 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Our condolences to all the family.
    Dan & Carolyn Smith

  4. Vicki Burch November 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Hugs and prayers to Jeana, Scott, Hunter and Cassie on the loss of their Mother/Grandmother. May the Lord bless you and keep you surrounded in His loving arms during this time.

  5. Rita Neidlinger November 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Joan and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She led a long and wonderful life with your father. Peace be with you during this time.
    Rita and Jim Neidlinger

  6. Donna Reeder-Grogg November 17, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Was so sorry to read this. Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire family…and please tell Don that I think of him often.

  7. Terri Dean November 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Joan, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers, cherish your memories.

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