Barbara B. Reeves, 68, of Leesburg

Barbara B. Reeves, 68, of Leesburg, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at  6:50 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at her home. 

On April 15, 1955, Barbara B. Swanson was born in Detroit, Michigan.  She was a treasured daughter of Lynden E. SR. and Barbara E. Grance Swanson. As the second oldest growing up she shared her childhood with a brother Junior and two sisters Carol and Judy.

In Belle County Texas, Barbara and Edwin W. Reeves were married on September 20, 1971. They shared 46 years of life’s adventures.  Together they raised three children: Edwin II, Lori,  and Jesse.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations. Sadly, he passed away on February 13, 2017.

Gifted with her hands, Barbara created gifts of warmth for family and special friends by crocheting.  She enjoyed the competition of spirited games of bingo.  Barbara could be found on Saturdays in the early morning in search of treasures at yard sales or going to auctions. She rescued Lady and dearly loved both Lady and Punkin.

Grandma Barbara was talented with her culinary skills. She was best known for her macaroni and potato salads and cool Jello pie.  She totally enjoyed being surrounded by her family during special celebrations and the holidays.

Left to cherish  Barbara's memory are a daughter, Lori Sechrist and husband Monty of  Leesburg; four sons: Edwin Reeves II and wife Teresa  of Leesburg, Jesse Reeves and wife Brandy of  Pierceton, Andy Wright and wife Deborah of Warsaw, Ben Wright and wife Kacey of  Bremen; nine grandchildren:  Ashley Reeves, Alex Reeves, Jordan Crane, Brandon Sechrist, Eric Sechrist, Hailee Blackburn, Bryant Reeves, Lily Reeves, Abby Reeves; six great-grandchildren: Broly, Marley, Danica, Jaxsyn, Harley and Charleigh; sister, Judy Lowe and husband  Loren of Talma; a sister-in-law Terry Yeazel of Talma;  several nieces and nephews; and two canine companions, Lady the tan and white with black tail special blend and Punkin the tan and black Chi-wiener.

Preceding Barbara in death are her parents; husband Edwin; infant twin daughters: Cendy Lee and Wendy Lee; a brother, Junior Swanson; a  sister Carol Tenzagloski; and Grandmother Alice Rogroski.  

A celebration of the life of Barbara B. Reeves will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday,  March 5, 2024, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  

Friends may visit with the family from noon until the hour of the service.  Interment will be in the Athens - Hoover Cemetery.  

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to  Kosciusko County Animal Shelter 1048 325 E, Pierceton, IN 46562