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Allene (Wright) Reaves

September 6, 1925 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 93)

Allene Reaves, 93, formerly of Jackson, passed away peacefully in Gordonville, Missouri, on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the home of her nephew and his wife, Scott and Rebecca Wright, where she resisded the last five years.

She was born September 6, 1925, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Elmer and Anna Nitsch Wright. She and Harry David Reaves II were married for over 45 years.  A son was born to their union, Harry “David” Reaves III.  

Allene was a 1943 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Cape Girardeau. After graduation she worked five years in the office of the former International Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau. She successfully tested and became eligible to work for the federal government, subsequently working seven years at the Pentagon and numerous years in geological surveying, retiring in 1987.

In 1987, Allene moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to enjoy her retirment years. After moving back to Missouri in 2015, she enjoyed spending time with her great niece, Britnie (Aaron) Unterreiner and their children Aiden and Henley, and great-nephew Tyler Jones and his son, Skylar Jones.

Loving survivors include two nephews Scott (Rebecca) Wright, Dean (Sharyl) Wright; two nieces Wendy (Gary) Parker and Donna (Steve) Stedman.

Also surviving are 12 great nieces and nephews and three 3 great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; her son in 2001; and her brother Harold (Mollie) Wright in 2002.

The visitation will be from 12 p.m. to service time, Sunday, July 7, 2019, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Burgard officiating.  Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Francis Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Donations may be made to:

St. Francis Hospice
3250 Gordonville Road, Suite 301, Cape Girardeau MO 63703
Tel: 1-573-331-3177

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