Reva (Joan) Bearden

Reva (Joan) Bearden passed away on July 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 3811 N. Main St., Baytown, TX  77521. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneralhome.com

Reva (Joan) Bearden passed away on July 17, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.  She was born on November 16, 1934 in Trafalgar, Indiana to Ella Phal Rhude and Joseph Arthur Rhude, the youngest of 10 children (eight sisters and one brother).

Just after graduation in 1954 from Franklin H.S., Reva enlisted in the Navy serving as a hospitalman.  She was honorably discharged to start a family. 

Reva raised three children as a single mother. First working as a nursing assistant, then going back to school and graduating from Lee College in 1977 with her LVN.  She worked in several area hospitals and nursing homes before retiring to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Reva is survived by her sisters, Jean Lehman of Phoenix, Arizona and Phyllis Karner of Garden Park, Illinois; daughters, Kathryn Nelson and Julia Jones  (Kenan) of Baytown, Texas; son, David Bearden (Patricia) of Columbus, Ohio; graddaughters, Mary Nelson of Baytown, Texas, Ginny Bearden of Columbus, Ohio, Nicole Martinez (Obed) of Carrellton, Texas, Lesley Zeamanovich (Matthew) of Austin, Texas, Bethany Walker (Tyler) of Hull, Texas, Katie Huntzinger of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, William Jones of Baytown, Texas; and 13 great grandchildren, so far.

The family would also like to recognize and thank Kathleen Mosley for her love and care of our Nanny over the last several years.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 3811 N. Main St., Baytown, TX  77521

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneralhome.com