Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Sylvia Beatrice Reeves-Shepard

Born: 07/18/1919 Died: 05/22/2009 Maiden Name: Ditzler Honorific: n/a

Sylvia Beatrice Reeves-Shepard passed away on May 22, 2009. She was born on July 18, 1919, in McAlester to Claude and Matilda May Ditzler. She married Louis Reeves in 1934 and they were blessed with four children. The couple moved from Oklahoma to Southern California early on where she was employed by Newberry’s before arriving back in her home state in 1997. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother enjoying various hand crafts. In her later years, she loved coming to Rave Review Movie Club to meet the many customers there. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Louis Reeves in 1971; her second husband, Ted Shepard; eight sisters and brothers; and a granddaughter, April Gillham Hall. She is survived by two daughters, Gertrude Root and husband Robert, Allie Gillham and husband Ronald; two sons, Louis Reeves and wife Kim, Anthony Reeves and wife Janet; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.