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Elvie Lee Reeder was born Oct. 20, 1927 in the Rockhouse area to Herman and Lillie (Langer) Reeder.

She passed away at her home at Sharpstown Manor in Houston on Nov. 5, 2003 at the age of 76.

She was baptized into the Christian faith on March 11, 1928 and was
confirmed in her faith on Oct. 11, 1942 at St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm where she was a member and was also a member of St. John's Women of the ELCA. She was an associate member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas.

She was educated in the Rockhouse, Henkhaus and Industry elementary schools and graduated from Bellville High School in 1944. She then began her working career in Houston with the Joseph F. Meyer Co. and Meyerland Corporation. She was the primary notary of the development of the Meyerland community. She was employed by Stevens & Cummings Insurance, Houston EENT Eye Section
Group for 29 years and Dr. Charles Dobbs. At TeleSystems, she devoted many hours raising funds for National Children's Cancer Society, American Heart Association and Children's Wish Foundation.

She was a member of the Texas German Society, West End Historical Society and a past member of the Harris County Chapter of American Association of Medical Assistants.

Elvie was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Lillie Reeder.

 She will be missed by her sisters Alice Brune, Ruth Froebel and
brother-in-law Robert, nephews and niece, Arlene Brune, Larry Brune, Kem Coan and Reed Froebel and numerous other relatives and friends.

 Pallbearers for the service were Arlen Brune, Larry Brune, John Coan, Reed Froebel, Steven Guettler and Ron Mahlmann. Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Brasher.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Koenig Strickland Funeral Home.

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