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In Loving Memory

Reda Virginia Tweedie

Reda Virginia Evans Tweedie, 77, of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on May 25, 2024, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on December 8, 1946, in Keyser, West Virginia, Reda was the daughter of Alston “Date” and Nellie (Propst) Evans and the youngest sibling of seven. Reda was a cheerleader and the valedictorian of her class at West Virginia School of the Deaf and Blind, before furthering her education at Gallaudet University, where she met the love of her life, Robert Tweedie. Reda and Robert were united in marriage on July 8, 1967, marking the beginning of a beautiful journey. They settled in St. Louis, where they built a cherished life together.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Reda was an active member of her local deaf community, and a Membership Coordinator for Gateway Silent Seniors for three years.

Reda leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by her adoring husband, Robert, and their children: Lynn (Jeff) Salzman of Boonville, MO, Janet (Marty) Boner of Sikeston, MO, and Rob (Cass Megraw) Tweedie of Newport Beach, CA.

Though preceded in death by her son, Andrew Tweedie, and two brothers, James and Delmas Evans, Reda’s memory lives on through her six grandchildren: Alexander (Katelyn) Nail of Grand Rapids, MI, Kathrynne Nail of Lubbock, TX, Lucas (Shiloh) Boner of Oran, MO, Claire (Treyton Perkins) Bonner of Cape Girardeau, MO, John Martin Boner of Sikeston, MO, and Logan Tweedie of Newport Beach, CA; as well as her two great-grandchildren: Mia Salzman and Blakely Boner.

She is also lovingly remembered by her surviving siblings: Iva Jean Ervin of Virginia Beach, VA, Vernie “Dinnie” Dean of Broadway, VA, Guy Evans of Las Vegas, NV, Patricia Clark of Bridgewater, VA; and three sisters-in-law: Ann (Larry Ercolino) Few of Linfield, PA, Sara Losse of Kirkwood, MO, and Susan (Randy) Sprague of Webster Groves, MO.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, followed by memorial services at 1:00 pm, at Kutis Funeral Home (5255 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129). A graveside service will follow at Shepard Hills Cemetery (Barnhart, MO). In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Reda’s honor.



14 thoughts on “Reda Virginia Tweedie”

  1. I am very sorry for your loss.. I knew Reda in school… she was very sweet person…Great memories….

  2. We have been their neighbors for almost 7 years and have enjoyed our visits with Reda and Bob. I know from our visits how much Reda loved all her family as she would always talk about all of you. She was an inspiration the way she handled her illnesses with positivity, and always planning her next trip ,or time with family. She will greatly be missed in our neighborhood.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Reda’s passing. She was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. Rest in peace, sweet Reda.

  4. Bob and Family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have many childhood memories that include all of you and many memories of Reda laughing. She had a great sense of humor.

    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev 21:4

  5. My sincere condolences to Bob and the family at this very difficult time. Reda was always full of excitement and happiness to see people and to chat with them. She is definitely one of a kind. May the memories each of you have be one of excitement and positivity.

  6. I will never forget Reda, she was famous for her desserts!! yummm! I will miss her very much, she was a lovely friend. 🤟🙏

  7. My deepest sympathy to Reda and her family. I have known her since I played basketball for my school, Kendall School for the Deaf (KSD), against the hosting West Virginia School for the Deaf (WVSD) team at Romney, WVA where Reda was a cheerleader in 1963-1965. Whenever I bumped into Reda at the Class 1970 reunions, she was concerned about my gimpy legs…Sweet of her!
    To her family, her friends, and the people who know her…Please accept my condolence for the passing, beloved Reda…Rest in Peace! Fred

  8. I am truly sorry to learn of Reda’s passing—our sincere condolences to Bob and the family. I will always treasure the memories of our time with Reda and Bob when we lived in St. Louis. May her memory be a blessing.

  9. My deepest sympathies for your loss, Bob. I am honored I knew Reda from years ago. Thoughts are with you and your family.


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