Jessie Lee Reeves

Jessie Lee Reeves, 84, of Barnsdall, Okla. died Saturday afternoon, June 29, 2013 at Barnsdall Nursing Home, where she had resided the past five years.

Jessie was born June 26, 1929 at Tulsa, Okla. to Walter & Mamie Lee (Brannon) Elvington. She was raised in Tulsa and attended Union Schools. Jessie married Albert Raymond Toon in 1945 at Alsuma, Okla. The couple moved to Barnsdall and later divorced. She later married Drewey Vanderpool “Shorty” Reeves, Jr. on April 8, 1966 at Sedan, Kan. Mr. Reeves preceded his wife in death on Feb. 16, 1992. Jessie was a homemaker and a member of Barnsdall Free Will Baptist Church and was Residential President of Barnsdall Nursing Home.

Survivors are her children, Teresa Jean Reeves and husband, Lloyd Thomas of Wynona, Okla, Sylvia Lee Coldiron of Pawhuska, Raymond Loyd Toon of San Jose, Cal., James Walter Toon and his wife, Katherine Elizabeth of Barnsdall, Eldon Douglas Reeves and wife, Debbie Hernandez of Barnsdall, Lloyd Thomas Reeves and wife, Teresa of Wynona, Charles Ray Reeves and wife, Nancy of Barnsdall, Johnny Kriss Reeves and wife, Marjorie of Nelagoney, Okla., Gerald Ray Toon and wife, Mary Jo of Beggs, Okla., Geraldine Marie Estrada and husband, Dan of Beggs, Katherine Rene Stiger and husband, Al of Beggs, Carl Asbury Toon of Eufala, Okla., and Eliza B. Morgan and husband, Brandon of Beggs; two sisters, Alma June Mathis of Jackson’s Gap, AL and Shirley Teuton and husband, Jim of Terrell, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Reeves of Wynona; a brother-in-law, Virgil Davis of Tahlequah, Okla., a beloved friend, Dan LaPlant of San Jose, Cal.; grandchildren, Cheryl and Sonny Lee, Lorrie “Sissy” Reeves & Sam Young, Michael & Melony Toon, David Toon, Timothy James Toon, Amber Reeves, Angel Reeves, Charles Anthony Reeves, David Brian Reeves, Janice Laray Hansen, Justin Ray Reeves, Brice Reeves, Malissa Reeves-Shook, Lindsey Michelle Richard, Raven Christie Reeves, Quincy Reeves, Christopher Reeves and Rebecca Reeves; great-grandchildren, David Palinskee III, Danny Palinskee, Jessica Lee, Josh Ware, Caitlin Ware, Mason Young, Ryan Carter, Josh Toon and Tristen Toon; one great-great-granddaughter, Autumn Grace Ware; and many other family and friends.

Jessie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Shorty Reeves; a son, Vander Leon Reeves; a daughter, Betty June Reeves; three sisters, Leara Mae Davis, Betty Jean Stevens and Opal Rendon; brother, Ferdean Lavern Elvington; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Shultz.

Graveside services were held 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Pawhuska Cemetery, Pawhuska, Okla. Services and interment were under the direction of Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home. Online condolences may be posted at