American Veteran 09

Jeanette E. (Payne) Reames

November 15, 1931 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 87)


Jeanette E. Reames, 87, of Elkhart died on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at Elkhart Hospice House.

Jeanette was born on November 15, 1931 in Holland, MI to the late Byron and Elsie (Thorton) Payne.  She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

On November 13, 1975 she married Vernon R. Reames in Elkhart.  He survives along with her children: Linda (Keith) Ramsey of Plainwell, MI, James (Janet) Feil of Port Orange, FL, John (Anne) Feil of Edwardsburg, MI, Joseph Feil of Oklahoma City, OK, Jesse (Marie) Feil of Westfield, IN, Laura (Greg) Gallaher of Jupiter, FL and Louis (Christina) Feil of Elkhart; 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Jeanette worked in the restaurant business for many years for J. C. Penney’s, Sears, Montgomery Wards but was probably best known for working at Strauss’s bakery.  She and Vern were active members of the D.A.V. Post 19.  She enjoyed camping with Vern but her biggest joy was in helping people and enjoying her family.

Visitation for Jeanette will be held on Friday, July 26 from 4 pm until 7 pm at the Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 am, also at the funeral home and burial will be in Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jeanette may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Post 19, 1205 Middleton Run Rd, Elkhart, IN 46516

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July 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Funeral Service
July 27, 2019

10:00 AM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516


Disabled American Veterans Post 19
28070 County Road 24, Elkhart IN 46516

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