Cooksey, Reba W.
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Mahn Twin City Chapel
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, MO 63028
Presbyterian/Methodist Cemetery, Festus, Missouri
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: National MPS Society, P O Box 14686, Durham, NC 27709
Reba Wynelle Cooksey, age 71, entered into rest Sunday, November 4, 2012 at her Festus residence. Born June 9, 1941, in Hackleberg, Alabama, to the late Lon and Eva (Cochran) Higgins. She had been a waitress for 50 years at Theodoro's Restaurant and Bob Evans Restaurant in Festus; she enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving family which includes her husband of 54 years, Donald J. Cooksey; sons: Dan (Madonna) Cooksey of Festus and David (Krista) Cooksey of Festus; daughters: Donna Houpt of St Louis, Kelli (Bruce) Frana of Festus, Vicki (Eric) Merrell of Festus; sisters: Mae (Hollis) Garrett of Millstadt,IL, Faye Higgins of Festus and Doris (Al) Homer of Pevely; sister-in-law, Geraldine (Norman) Vessell of Festus; 14 grandchildren: Dustin, Jamie,Teresa, Angie, Melissa, Lindsey, Don, Lauren, Krista,Kasey, Matthew, Sean, Cody and Amber; and 6 great grandchildren: Tylan, Kailey, Michael, Julia, Rylie and Payton. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Jim Higgins; and a sister, Helen Higgins.
Service will be officiated by Rev.Dr. W. Mart Thompson.