COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Rhea Joan Reeves, a church-planting missionary, died Dec. 31, 2018. She was 85.

Rhea and her husband, Charles, were church-planting missionaries in Alaska with Baptist Mid-Missions from 1963 to 2004. She spent many years leading children’s Bible clubs in her home, teaching Sunday School in churches, ministering at Bible camps, and discipling women. Always willing to learn new things, she taught herself to play the piano so the churches where she and her husband served would always have a pianist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on Jan. 6, 2009.

She is survived by her children, Rebekah Jones, Michael (pastor of North Eulalia Baptist Church, Coudersport, Pennsylvania), and Joel; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.