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Deborah Jo Reeves

Deborah Jo Reeves, 71, of Collinsville, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.

Deborah was born March 10, 1947 in Gary, Indiana to John and Anna (Watkins) Jacob. They preceded her in death.

She married Roger Reeves on June 21, 1969 in Itasca. He survives and resides in Collinsville.

Also surviving are her children, Roger Jacob Reeves of Maryville, Brian Robert Reeves of Collinsville, and Jennifer Lynn Laswell (husband, Rob) of Collinsville; and four beloved grandchildren, Lawson, Ava, Elise and Larkin.

Deborah earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from the University of Illinois. She worked as a homemaker, devoted to her family. Her love of sports began alongside her dad, Jake, at Chicago White Sox games and grew into her love for the St. Louis Cardinals. She spent countless hours at basketball courts and soccer fields cheering on her children and grandchildren. She was a fixture at Fletcher Gym for many years supporting the Kahoks and Purple Pride. Many may even remember her as their Longaberger Lady. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Deborah’s name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Make-a-Wish Foundation or locally to the Collinsville Food Pantry. Additional condolences may be sent to the family at

Cremation rites have been accorded. Herr Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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