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Jessie Willard Reeves Aaron
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1915
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 25, 2010
Adair County
Kentucky, USA

Jessie Reeves Aaron, wife of the late Dr. Oris Aaron, died early Tuesday evening, May 25, 2010, at Westlake Cumberland Hospital in Columbia, KY. Funeral services for Jessie Reeves Aaron will be at 11 a.m. CT, Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Raymond Martin the officiating clergy. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. CT, Friday, May 28, 2010, at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in the Reeves family cemetery.

Born March 26, 1915, to Richmond Bourne Reeves and Nancy Caroline Hall Reeves, "Miss Jessie," as she was known to friends and family, was the eighth of the nine Reeves children. She was a member of the Columbia Baptist Church, and still loved and supported the historic church of her youth, Shiloh Christian Church, in the Ozark community of Adair County.

Miss Jessie is survived by her three living children, Dr. Phillip Reeves Aaron of Columbia, Jane Caroline Aaron, Lexington, KY; and Susan Arthold Remek of Chicago. Her son, Dr. William Stephen Aaron of New Albany, IN, preceded her in death. She had five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A 1938 graduate of the Kentucky Baptist School of Nursing, Jessie was a dedicated nurse who assisted her husband in his practice in the coal mines of West Virginia during World War II. She and her husband raised their family for many years in Elizabethtown, KY, before they returned to Columbia in 1959. Jessie was an active President (and national officer) of the Elizabethtown Woman's Club, the Woman's Club of Columbia, Adair County Homemakers, and spearheaded saving the Trabue-Russell house as a historic landmark in Columbia.

She authored a chapter in a book about Ephraim McDowell, published by the Kentucky Medical Associates' Ladies' Auxiliary. She donated the historic Reeves family home to the Reeves Family Association, providing her large family of relatives a center for activities. She was an avid gardener, and practiced organic gardening before it became popular. She dearly loved cooking and entertaining friends and family. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

Family links: 
  Richmond Bourne Reeves (1860 - 1948)
  Nancy Caroline Hall Reeves (1883 - 1973)
  Oris Aaron (1909 - 1995)
  William Stephen Aaron (1942 - 2005)*
  Philip Reeves Aaron (1945 - 2016)*
  George Pepper Reeves (1895 - 1916)*
  Anna Lee Reeves Powell (1901 - 1986)*
  Mary Gordon Reeves Morris (1903 - 1998)*
  Herndon Montague Reeves (1904 - 1996)*
  Betty Virginia Reeves Combest (1906 - 1971)*
  Richmond Buford Reeves (1908 - 2005)*
  Joseph Preston Reeves (1910 - 2002)*
  Addie Mae Reeves Hendrickson (1913 - 2010)*
  Jessie Willard Reeves Aaron (1915 - 2010)
  Infant Boy Reeves (1917 - 1917)*
  Dimple Hall Reeves Yates (1920 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Reeves Family Cemetery
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: BC
Record added: Jun 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53928929
Jessie Willard <i>Reeves</i> Aaron
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Jessie Willard <i>Reeves</i> Aaron
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Jessie Willard <i>Reeves</i> Aaron
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