Reva (Goodwin) Anderson, age 92, of Bonne Terre, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 21, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Reva was born in Faulkner County, Arkansas on Monday, August 25, 1930 to the late James and Elma (Coble) Goodwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Edward Anderson, son Dennis Anderson, four brothers, Eldridge, Wayne, David, and Dwight Goodwin; son-in-law David Shippee and brother-in-law Gus Shull.
Reva was a member of the East Bonne Terre Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, solving puzzles, cooking, gardening and planting flowers. For many years, Reva and husband John owned and operated Anderson’s Drive -In in Ligonier, Indiana. After retirement Reva and John enjoyed making and selling kettle corn at Stuckmeyer’s Farm. She loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, and also had the pleasure of spending many winter months as a snowbird in sunny Florida with her husband John.
Reva is survived by her children; Linda Ann (husband Ron) Marler, Janet Marie Shippee and David Edward (wife Tamara) Anderson; eight grandchildren; Seth, Shawna, Erin, Sara, Kenneth, Evan, Jonathan and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Carthyl (wife Peggy) Goodwin, Donald (wife Cookie) Goodwin, Jim Eva Shull and sister-in-law, Sandy Goodwin as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Reva will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM, until service time at 11:00, with Pastor Randy Black officiating. Interment will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Reva Anderson 's name.