Carole Kay Reeves of Perry


Carole Kay Reeves passed away April 12, 2020, at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Carole was born July 8, 1943, in Milton, Iowa.

She lived in Des Moines for many years before moving to Jamaica and finally to Perry.

Carole retired from Qwest after more than 30 years.

Not one to burn daylight, she started a part-time job a few days after retirement, trying her hand at sewing machine repair and finally becoming the front desk clerk at the local motel, a job that brought many friendships over the years.

Carole was known for her independence, generosity, kindness and creativity. She carried her cross-stitch with her wherever she went and spent hours teaching herself to quilt. She donated many quilts and other handmade items to various organizations over the years.

She enjoyed time with her friends and family. There were many memorable road trips enjoyed with her sisters, filled with shopping, more shopping and laughter wherever they went.

But her best days were the ones she spent enjoying her grandchildren, with crafts, science experiments, movies, outings for ice cream and special snacks always stocked and ready for their arrival, no matter that they were grown well past the age of juice boxes.

She leaves behind Brian (Sharon) Gobeli of Chatsworth, California, and children Nick, Cheynne and Brian II; Joni Reeves of Perry; Bill (Dawn) Reeves of Norwalk, Iowa, and children Logan, Erin, Jake, Luke, Abby and Ben; along with five great-grandchildren, Rafe, Rory, Raiden, Scarlett and June. She is also survived by her brothers, Phil Younker, Donnie (Shirley) Younker, Bruce (LuAnn) Younker; sisters, Mina Robertson and Martha Sullivan; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Reeves; parents, Cleo and Esther Younker; and brothers, Jerry and Steve Younker.

There are no services planned. Donations can be made to Every Step Hospice.


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