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Roanna J. ReynoldsPassing: November 21, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Sunday, November 25th @ 2:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, November 24th @ 3:00-7:00 pm


Talbott Cemetery

Sunday, November 25th

MITCHELL – Roanna J. Reynolds, 92, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Mitchell Manor.

Born March 20, 1926, in Rabbitsville, she was the daughter of Dearl Edward and Thelma Lucille (Edwards) Cooper.  She married Elgan Reynolds December 16, 1943, and he preceded her in death July 24, 2006.

Roanna was a homemaker and loved farming.  She was of the Christian faith, and was a Red Cross Gray Lady.  Everyone knew her as a feisty, spunky lady who was always willing to help a neighbor.

Connie Ruth Stoll of Loogootee
Dearl C. Reynolds of Mitchell
Elana Reynolds of Mitchell
Michelle Porter of Orleans
grandchildren raised in the home,
Jill (Reynolds) Saman of Moorpark, California
Brian Reynolds of Bedford
10 grandchildren
several great grandchildren
great great granddaughter
Lavon Reynolds of Mitchell
Joyce Trafton of Lakeland, Florida

Her parents; husband; son, Ronald Wayne Reynolds; grandson, Dearl Reynolds II; and siblings, Thelma Connerley, Wayne Cooper, and Archie Cooper, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating.  Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Talbott Cemetery Association

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Diane Rivera | http://Box Elder, SD
    Date: December 19, 2018
    She was a wonderful lady I met when I worked at rulers in Mitchell. Many fond memories of her.
  2. Guest: RP | http://San Diego, CA
    Date: December 4, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Roanna. It’s so hard to lose someone we love, but the seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. Job 14:14,15 gives us confidence that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible, gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength, remembering that God will soon wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)
  3. Guest: Denise Taylor | http://Corydon, IN
    Date: November 25, 2018
    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Very precious. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  4. Guest: Peg and Terry McCameron | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 25, 2018
    We loved Ro so much, she was a wonderful lady we both adored and looked up to. If you needed a shoulder to lean on for encouragement, she was there for you. We will always miss you , I know the angels in heaven are loving you being there to keep them on their toes
  5. Guest: Jamie Shell | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: November 25, 2018
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  6. Guest: Martha Luallen | http://Indiana
    Date: November 25, 2018
    Sending Prayers for you and your family
  7. Guest: David Watson | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 24, 2018
    My most sincere condolences to the Family and may you ALL be comforted in this very difficult time. Personally, I feel blessed by having the opportunity to make her acquaintance and to have the opportunity to visit with Roanna in recent months as she shared many beautiful stories of her childhood connection with my Briscoe Family from so many years ago. Indeed, getting to know Roanna was a blessing and she will always be remembered as a kind and sweet lady forever, and forever.
  8. Guest: Donn Shelton | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: November 24, 2018
    my and Rose would like to offer our condolences to the family - it is hard to let them go
  9. Guest: Robin Roberts | http://ORLEANS
    Date: November 23, 2018
    So sorry for your loss.
  10. Guest: David and Luella Russell & Tony & Diane Nugent | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 23, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.