Lovonia Ann Reeder passed away May 20, 2016 at her home, she was 79 years old. Lovonia was born March 30, 1937 in Ashland, the daughter of Floyd and Juanita Nichols Nichols. She married Joe Reeder on April 3, 1954 in Ashland and he survives. Lovonia worked for MFA Insurance for several years as a watts operator. She retired from 3M after 17 years, where she worked as an inspector. Lovonia was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church. Most of all, she loved her family and friends unconditionally and she never met a stranger.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Robinson Funeral Home, with burial following in Woodcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Funeral Home.

Also surviving; three sons, Steve Reeder and his wife LeAnn, Deryl Reeder, Jeff Reeder and his wife Terri, all of Ashland; one daughter, Cheryl Whitehurse and her husband Bill of Boonville; one brother, Charlie Nichols and his wife Josephine of Ashland; three sisters, Beverly McDow and her husband Weldon of Ashland, Ethel Reeder and her husband John of Ashland and Kay Baker and her husband Ronnie of Columbia; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Reeder.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Greater Missouri Chapter of Alzheimer’s, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201.