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Emma Reeves

April 25, 1937 — April 8, 2009

Emma Jean Ruggles Reeves (1937-2009)
Emma Jean Ruggles Reeves, 71, of Ashland, Ky., died April 8, 2009, in Ashland surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 25, 1937, in Lawrence County, Ky., a daughter of the late Clarence and Ida Fannin Ruggles.
In addition, she was preceded in death by her spouse of 30 years, George L. Reeves, in 1994; sisters Dorothy Stoddard, Anna Ruth Hayes and Sally Jo Ruggles; a brother, Clarence Douglas Ruggles; and a great-grandson, Jordan Keelin.
She was formerly employed at the Old Star 60 Truck Stop, Dairy Cheers and at Ashland Oil Cafeteria. She was a self-employed caregiver and housekeeper. She was of the Christian faith.
Surviving are a sister, Nell Leming and husband, Bud, of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, George Anthony "Tony" Reeves and Steven Ray Reeves and wife Teresa, all of Ashland; a daughter, Sherri Keelin and husband Avery of Ashland; five grandchildren Gina Keelin (Bill Ginn), Carrie Sexton (Chad Darlas), Christy Newcomb and husband Chris, Jerrod Douglas Reeves and Aaron Christopher Erwin; and great-grandchildren Chelsea Keelin, Ciarra Sexton, Hannah Newcomb and C.J. Darlas. She is also survived by a special friend, Clonell Baldwin; and a special nephew, Eddie Moore.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Clell Lucas. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 10, 2009, at the funeral home.
Friends may make contributions to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
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