Reva Darlene Triplett

Visitation

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 19

12-4 p.m.
Sunday, June 20
Gerth Funeral Home

Service

10 a.m.
Monday, June 21
Arbela
United Methodist Church

Final Resting Place

Gorin Cemetery

Memorials

Scotland Co. Cancer Fund

Arbela UMC Memorial Fund

Rutledge School Restoration Society

{Oct. 22, 1946 - June 16, 2021}

Reva Darlene Triplett, 74, of Memphis died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Scotland County Hospital after a short, but intense, battle with cancer.

She was born the eldest child of Richard Theodore and Cleta Mae (Dochterman) Kraus on October 22, 1946 at her paternal grandparents’ farm southwest of Arbela.

Reva grew up with her two brothers on the family’s livestock and crop farms north of Arbela, and later, just north of Gorin. She attended the Plum College country school, north of Arbela, in the early years of her education. Reva later enrolled at Gorin Elementary and Gorin High School, graduating in 1964. Music and band would become important aspects of her school years.

She then completed coursework in business studies at Gem City College in Quincy.

Reva married Lonnie Dee Triplett (son of Gerildive and Marguerite Riddington Triplett) of Rutledge on April 2, 1967 at the Arbela United Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Barbara Barnett. Lonnie was the love of Reva’s life. He preceded her in death on September 19, 2020 after a 13 year battle with cancer. She was his main care giver the entire time.

Reva and Lonnie were blessed with two sons and three grandsons.

She will be remembered as a generous, kind-hearted and loving person by all that knew her. Reva believed in the importance of faith, character, family values, education and hard work.

Reva was a life-long member of the Arbela United Methodist Church who worked tirelessly to maintain the church and its ideals. She taught Sunday school and played the piano every week for years. Reva served on church boards and organized countless events and fundraisers during her time of service to the church. Her faith and church continued to be the ultimate force in her life to the end.

She and Lonnie were strict, but fair with their boys’ rules of conduct. “Remember who you are” was a common instruction before her teenage boys (and sometimes their friends) left to go out on weekends. She somehow always knew of any mischief they had gotten into before they even got home.

Reva loved her grandsons so much. She would always be thinking of gifts, projects, events, and trips to make memories with them. Reva supported her sons and grandsons’ education and activities. She was so proud when they received diplomas and degrees.

Reva was a volunteer 4H leader for years. She had been active in the Rutledge School Restoration Society recently.

She worked several part-time jobs as a young mother, including teaching music at the Rutledge School, giving piano lessons, baby sitting and working at the Rutledge Post Office. As her sons got older, she worked for the USDA in Memphis and in banking. She retired from the Community Bank of Memphis in 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie; parents; parents-in-law; grandparents; brothers-in-law, Russell Fulk and Lynn Triplett.

She is survived by her sons: Daryn and Brandyn Triplett; grandsons: Aden, Zyan and Nate Triplett; brothers: Robert and Harold Kraus; sisters-in-law Jane (Larry) Saxton, Judy Fulk and Barbara (Larry) Smith; an aunt, Arlene Dochterman; special friends of the family, Charles and Carol Lynn Williams; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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20 comments

  1. Daryn, Brandyn and boys…. My heart is broken for you all. Reva had such a sweet spirit and was a great addition to our family. I especially appreciated how much she loved my cousin and your dad, Lonnie, and what a loving heart she had for others. While this is not what any of us wanted, let’s rejoice that she’s no longer in pain and is rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord and Savior and with Lonnie. I will be praying for you all during the next days and weeks.

    Comment by Kathy Young on June 17, 2021 at 3:46 pm
  2. I’m so very sorry. Reva was such a kind person, and I so admired her relationship with Lonnie, you boys and her grandsons. I grew up not far from Lonnie, and went through school with Reva. I was the obnoxious freshman when she was a senior. Our friendship grew even stronger when Brandyn and Mike became good friends. I saw her face when Brandyn walked across the stage and accepted Mike’s diploma and brought me the rose. We Gorin kids share a special kind of friendship that I will cherish forever. Prayers for peace and comfort.

    Comment by Vicki Dodge on June 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm
  3. We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for Gods comfort. Reva was such a sweet and kind person.

    Comment by Larry and Tamara Tagur on June 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm
  4. Larry and I are so very saddened by the loss of our dear fr.iend. We both enjoyed wonderful chats with her at various events! She was a Gem and will be missed by so many! We are thinking of you. We send our love and prayers to you. I will always remember my last visit with her in the hospital as she was having such a good day!

    Comment by Larry & Nancy Tague Platz on June 18, 2021 at 9:51 am
  5. I am saddened by the loss of this great lady. She was such a sweet, friendly and giving person. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family as you go through this sad time. God bless you all!

    Comment by Twila Stevenson on June 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm
  6. Sorry for your loss. That sound simple but in truth there are no words to fill the lost that her families are feeling now. The comfort I pray for is that God touches each one and gives them the peace that we are promised if we just believe.

    Comment by Walt Marlowe on June 18, 2021 at 12:42 pm
  7. Reva was such a kind and giving person. While her passing saddens me, thinking of her with Lonnie again brings a smile.

    Comment by Peggy Dochterman on June 18, 2021 at 12:53 pm
  8. Brandyn, Daryn and Boys, We are so sorry to hear of Reva’s passing. We knew that she had really been suffering, now she’s with your Dad, the boys Grandpa, among the Angels, happy and free of all the pain she had endured. As much as she will be missed, we all have to remember she will never suffer again. Our hearts reach out to you all, we send our sincerest sympathy and ask God to watch over you at this sad time. The wonderful memories you have of Reva and Lonnie will always be in your hearts to cherish and remember, they will bring smiles to your faces always.

    Comment by Richard & Pam Witherow & Family on June 18, 2021 at 1:35 pm
  9. I extend prayers and virtual hugs to Reva’s family. She was a great , quiet inspiration in school and 4H . Although we went separate paths in life, I never forgot the kindness she extended.

    Comment by JaniceYates on June 18, 2021 at 7:47 pm
  10. So sorry to hear about Reva. She worked so hard on getting parsonage shingled which they started this week. sprayers to her family and friends

    Comment by Doris White on June 18, 2021 at 8:35 pm
  11. I’m So Sorry. Reva was One Very Special Lady. Will be missed so much. RIP My Friend

    Comment by Kathy Elder on June 18, 2021 at 9:24 pm
  12. Sometimes in life u know that once someone has passed u truly met an angel reva was to me an angel on earth just simply the finest human being you could met

    Comment by Bruce p on June 19, 2021 at 3:19 am
  13. Deepest sympathy to Reva’s family and friends for your loss. Reva was a very special person, always kind, caring, and encouraging.

    Comment by Joanne Aylward on June 19, 2021 at 12:49 pm
  14. Our sympathy to Reva’s family. She was a lovely person and always a joy to visit with.

    Comment by Jack, Darlene & Shelly Chapman on June 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm
  15. Reva was truly a wonderfu6and caring lady she was always willing to help with the Scotland County Cancer Fund she will be missed praying for comfort during this difficult time

    Comment by Margaret Curry on June 19, 2021 at 6:59 pm
  16. Just learned of your mother’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was so friendly and giving. I appreciated both her integrity and her grace toward others. Those two don’t often dwell together. She was such a kind friend, hard worker, and wonderful caregiver to Mitzi. May God give you comfort in your loss. You had a wonderful set of parents!

    Comment by Carolyn and Chester Primm on June 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm
  17. So very sorry. Reva D will be greatly missed!!!! I looked up to her so much while I worked with her at the bank. She was a true angel!!!!

    Kayla Parsons abs family

    Comment by Kayla Parsons on June 21, 2021 at 10:54 am
  18. Sending much sympathies to the Kraus and Triplett families. So very sorry for your loss. Reva was a sweetie, and I know she will be sorely missed in the Memphis/Rutledge communities. Thinking of Reva and Lonnie together now.

    Comment by LeAnn Childress Carl on June 21, 2021 at 11:09 am
  19. So sorry to hear of Reva’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Comment by Bill & Deb (FeHerring on June 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm
  20. Daryn and Brandyn, and sons: Just learned of Reva’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss, and especially for it coming so soon after Lonnie’s. Bruce and I were Pastors of Arbela (among others) UMC ’83-87, and Reva was our pianist. She and I had reconnected on Facebook in recent years. She was a force of nature, and a force of Spirit, always thinking of how to be supportive of the people and institutions she held dear. Always hold tightly to the knowledge of the cloud of witnesses you have surrounding you, helping you, and leading you on through your lives.

    Comment by Peggy Jeffries on June 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

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