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Obituary for Emma Jean Reeves
Emma Jean (Gearlds) Reeves, age 79, of Paris, IL, formerly of Metcalf, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Emma Jean was born June 27, 1940 in Center Point, KY to Carmon Gearlds Sr. and Anna Lee (Key) Gearlds. Emma Jean was a member of Metcalf Christian Church, and was an R.N., working at United Samaritan Health Care in Danville for 36 years. She loved flower gardening, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren and her dogs. Emma Jean was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Jim Gearlds. She is survived by her two children: Jeff Reeves of Paris, IL; and Kelli (Josh) Quick of Paris, IL; one brother: Carmon “Bud” (Thelma) Geralds Jr. of Chrisman, IL; two sisters: Sue (Sam) English of Metcalf, IL; and Janet Embry of Paris, IL: and four grandchildren: Alexa Stidham of Savoy, IL; and Joey Stidham Jr. of Paris, IL; Kindre Quick of Kansas, IL; Tristan Quick of Kansas, IL; several cousins, nieces, and nephews, and caregiver, Kim Melton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Metcalf Christian Church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Young America Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Krabel Funeral Home.