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Reva "Jean" Shields

Reva Jean Shields, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

Reva was born on Thursday, October 31, 1935, in Webster Springs, W.V. to the late Earl and Gwendolyn (Demastas) Atkins. Reva lived most of her life in Ohio, specifically Akron, East Liverpool, Barberton, Wadsworth, and several years were also spent living in New Jersey. She was a longtime, faithful member and servant of Emmanuel Christian Assembly. She lived her life with great strength and conviction. She especially loved time spent with family, friends, listening to music, decorating, and shopping.

Along with her parents, Reva is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Knute Shields; brother, Bob Atkins; sisters, Ruth Wike and Judy Ferlaino. She is survived by her daughter, Terri (Gary Nesbitt) Shields; her son, Daniel (Anna) Shields; granddaughter, Kristen (Brian) Farnsworth; great-grandchildren, Levi and Luke Farnsworth; sister, Nancy (Ted) McKinney; brothers-in-law, Ward Wike and John Ferlaino; and many other loving family and friends.

Reva’s graveside service will be PRIVATE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel Christian Assembly at 925 West Hopocan Avenue, Barberton, Ohio 44203 or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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It’s impossible for me to think that you haven’t been gone for even one year. I think about you every day and night. My only love,, Your Jamie

James Aug 28 2022 12:35 PM

I’m not sure if anyone will ever read this. My Jeanne was the love of my life. I wasn’t welcomed into her life by her family because of an age difference. How ignorant in retrospect. We were happy. Her granddaughter recognized that. I’m always thankful for that. I love Jeanne to this day and I am incapable of escaping her. Nor do I want to

James Jul 31 2022 12:26 PM

Jean was a very special, spunky person, whom had a great sense of humor. I was blessed to serve with her in Sunday School and jail ministry. She was amazing!! I know she is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord with Knute!!! However she will be missed here. Prayers for the family, she was very proud of all of you.

Carol Commings Jan 8 2022 10:24 PM

Jean has always been there for Nancy, guideing her since she was a little girl. She will be deeply missed. Ted McKinney

Ted Mckinney Jan 5 2022 12:02 PM

Jean was my rock, my friend, my sister. I will be seeing you! All my love. Nancy Atkins McKinney

Ted Mckinney Jan 5 2022 11:55 AM

Dan, Ann and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jean's passing. It was an honor to know her and Knute, and both of you through the years. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Susan Ray Jan 4 2022 9:10 AM

This world has lost one amazing woman, but oh how the heavens are rejoicing . Jeans strength through her pain always left me in awe. From Right to Life and jail ministry we had so many wonderful times that I will cherish. . My condolences to the family she loved you all so deeply.

Danette Bennett Jan 4 2022 8:54 AM

Oh dearest Terri and all of your family and especially the great grand children she love those boys so much and I was so proud of Luke and Levi having only known of them on Facebook through Jean's postings. Jean and I went to high school together and were friends then but then in these later years she came to visit me in Florida along with Leah and Donna Miller and what a great time we had on that little Florida vacation down here and we still stayed in touch for many years she was a close dear friend to my son Jamie My love and prayers to you all with deep regrets at her loss yet knowing where she is with Jesus our Lord. Harriet Sanford Platt

Harriet Sanford Platt Jan 3 2022 8:09 PM

Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my mother over WebEx. I told her that I loved her, that it was OK to go, that Dad was waiting for her…. I will forever have the image of her suffering, a suffering that may have been avoided had she been vaccinated. Everyone, please, please vaccinate.

~Terri Jan 3 2022 11:58 AM

I was so sorry to hear that the Lord had called Jean home. I pray that the family has peace knowing that Jean is with Knute once again. She was a wonderful lady that I served the Lord with at Emmanuel Christian Assembly for many years. We worshipped together, she lead our Sunday School for many years and we served together in jail ministry. She was inspiring and so energetic in her love for God. She was a dear and encouraging friend, and will be missed by myself and so many others. I am praying for the family for God's comfort and peace.

Cheryl Frashure Jan 2 2022 7:51 PM

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