Reva Black

Reva BlackReva J. Black, 95, of Henry, formerly of Cuba and Augusta, died at 6:45 a.m. July 7, 2011, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Henry.

She was born Aug. 5, 1915, near Washington, Iowa, the daughter of John H. and Mary M. Kirkpatrick Coakley. She married William C. "Bill" Black on June 26, 1937, in Delavan. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1992.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Williams.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Schlabach of Glen Ellyn and Diana (and Ken) Williamson of Henry; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker.

She served as leader of several youth organizations including Polly Pigtails and Girl Scouts. She later organized a youth square dance group that performed as a program for many organizations.

She was active in her church where she attended Sunday school and held an office in the women's organizations. She also was active in Federation of Women's Clubs, where she once served as president; Home Bureau; parent-teacher organizations; and a 50-year member of Eastern Star.

Services were held Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Henry with Rev. Gavin Finefield officiating. Graveside services were held at Cuba Cemetery. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cuba United Methodist Women in Cuba or Henry First Presbyterian Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/13/2011