Reva Anderson

August 25, 1930 ~ May 21, 2023

Born in: Faulkner County, AR
Resided in: Bonne Terre, MO

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.


Visitation: Tuesday, May 30, 2023
5:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Visitation: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
10:00 am

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
11:00 am

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
12:30 pm

Bonne Terre Cemetery
Cherry Street
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Reva Anderson 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memories Timeline


  1. Candle 2Dear Linda, Janet, and David, Bill and I loved your Mom and Dad! And we are SO sad that your Mom has passed! Some of our favorite times were sitting and talking with them. I loved the way your Mom always made “lists” even into her 90’s and that she was a voracious reader and never missed Jeopardy. I admired her strong will to be independent and how she could put together a tasty meal in the blink of an eye! You were blessed to have such wonderful parents, and they were so blessed to have all of you. Please know you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Love to each of you and all of your family.

  2. So very sorry to hear of here of your mother’s passing.keepíng your family’s my thoughts and prayers
    Janice Hickman Jenkins

  3. So very sorry of your mothers passing. Keeping the family in my thoughts & prayers
    Janice HickmanJeñkins 💗
    Remembering your mom & dad from my dad being a BT police officer

  4. Deepest sympathy to Reva’s family. Reva, Eldridge, and I were in the same grade a year or two at Centerville, AR, School. Reva’s grandmother, Mattie McNew, was a half sister to my grandfather, William McNew. Reva was special to me, and she possessed admirable qualities almost unknown today.

  5. Kenny and Pat Simmons. We remember the drive in and enjoyed John and Reva. We are best friends with Jim Eva and send our sympathy to all of the family.

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