Brenda Sue (Reavis) Rathgeber, 76, of Greenfield, passed away Friday, March 19, at her home. She was born January 25, 1945, in Eldred, to Delbert “Buck” and Alfreda (Shafer) Reavis. She married Fred Rathgeber, October 9, 1963 in Rockbridge, and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Tony) Rathgeber of Jacksonville and Marcia (Curt) Borcky of Greenfield, four grandchildren, Justin (Talisa) Bowen, Kimberly (Jose) Aviles, Cassie and Layne Borcky, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and twin sister, Alinda Coates and sister, Doris Raffety.
Brenda assisted her husband in the race-horse business. It took them to Chicago where they lived for 20 years. During her time in Chicago, Brenda worked in an insurance office. In 1982, they returned home to Greenfield where they owned and operated the Westside Food and Beverage Company for 17 years. After selling the business, she continued to work at the Bowman’s Westside until her retirement in 2008. Brenda enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spoiling grandkids, going to the boat, and Facebook. She also enjoyed boating in the Ozarks and vacationing in the Caribbean with family. She never knew a stranger and dearly loved talking to people. She will be missed.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 27, at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 am until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the BJC Hospice in Greene County or the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Please leave a memory or condolence at shields-bishopfh.com
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