Reeda Louise Smelser Booker Mann


Reeda Louise Smelser Booker Mann, age 94, of Grand Junction, Colorado, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Eagle Ridge of Grand Valley Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Born January 29, 1923, in Richmond, Indiana, to Claude and Reeda Ridenbaugh Smelser, Reeda was a resident of Wayne County most of her life, moving to Colorado in 1994. She was a former member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce E. (Jason) Bailey of Grand Junction, Colorado; sons, John G. (Marsha) Booker of Noblesville, Indiana, Donald D. (Kathy) Booker of Webster, Indiana, and Robert L. (Marsha) Booker of Fountain City, Indiana; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Jack” Mann, who died in 1994; parents; sister, Annis Clark; and brothers, Lloyd, John, Burton, and Charles Smelser.

Visitation for Reeda Louise Mann will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Russell L. Fraley officiating. Burial will be in Webster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley Church, 2940 I-70 Business Loop, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

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