Viola Louise Reams

08/12/1921 — 09/03/2013

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Sand Springs, OK

Viola Louise Reams

Viola Louise Reams Vi was born August 12, 1921 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma to Mabel and William Stricker. Raised in a boarding house over the family owned theater, Vi got her first taste of business selling tickets while her brother sold popcorn and her father played the piano for the silent movies. Business would be a part of who she was until the day she died. Going against her father's wishes, she put herself through the University of Tulsa and graduated with a degree in accounting. Later in life she became a Certified Public Accountant.

She married Charles Kenneth Reams Ken in 1946 and together they had four daughters. When Ken died in 1970, Vi opened her own very successful accounting practice and continued to raise her girls to become responsible adults. She was a member of the Washington State Estate Planning Society, Richland Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and contributed greatly to the community. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling, playing cards and telling stories of her life. We are proud to say at the time of her death, she was a CPA and STILL HAD CLIENTS! We will never forget her legacy.

Viola was preceded in death by Charles Kenneth Reams and "best bro" Charles Stricker Buddy. She is survived by Daughters Karen Campbell Jerry; Penny Harvey Geoff; Mary Heilman; and Patty Hobbs Scott. Grandchildren Courtney Harvey, Brent Harvey, Brandon Heilman, Leslie Olson Michael, Kenny Hobbs and Nathan Hobbs. Great Granddaughter Ashton Olson.

Viewing will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm with the Rosary at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Einan's Funeral Home.

The Funeral /Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Chapel on October 4, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Reception to follow at Dillon Hall. Graveside service following reception at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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  • What an amazing woman! I had the privilege to work for Vi and she taught me so much. She paid great attention to detail and was very much a perfectionist in her work which she in turn taught me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your mom!

    Jamie Lennick
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Please excuse the typo mistake of Viola’s name written as Einan.

    Respectfully, Johanna

    Johanna
    November 4, 2014
    WA
  • To Patti and Family

    I am sorry for your lost. Though I had only met Einan once, the glory of this fine woman shone through and the love you all had for her was enduring and great. Praise God for blessing you with such a wonderful Mother and I will pray for your comfort and peace during this time of lost.

    Johanna Stroud-Mills
    November 4, 2014
    Renton, WA, USA
  • My heart hurts for you and your family at this loss. Loosing a mother is one of lifes greatest pains. My prayers are with you.

    Lucretia Etienne
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time of loss. Praying that you are comforted by many sweet memories.

    Peg Jarrett
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • We are so sorry for you loss. We will keep Viola and your family in our prayers.

    Mike & Vonda Prindiville
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I am so happy I got to meet Viola and I am so sorry for your loss. She seemed like such an incredible mom. Please stay in touch and know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love to you all-Pat

    Pat Reams
    November 4, 2014
    tulsa, OK, usa
  • What an amazing woman! I had the privilege to work for Vi and she taught me so much. She paid great attention to detail and was very much a perfectionist in her work which she in turn taught me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your mom!

    Jamie Lennick
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Please excuse the typo mistake of Viola’s name written as Einan.

    Respectfully, Johanna

    Johanna
    November 4, 2014
    WA
  • To Patti and Family

    I am sorry for your lost. Though I had only met Einan once, the glory of this fine woman shone through and the love you all had for her was enduring and great. Praise God for blessing you with such a wonderful Mother and I will pray for your comfort and peace during this time of lost.

    Johanna Stroud-Mills
    November 4, 2014
    Renton, WA, USA
  • My heart hurts for you and your family at this loss. Loosing a mother is one of lifes greatest pains. My prayers are with you.

    Lucretia Etienne
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time of loss. Praying that you are comforted by many sweet memories.

    Peg Jarrett
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • We are so sorry for you loss. We will keep Viola and your family in our prayers.

    Mike & Vonda Prindiville
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I am so happy I got to meet Viola and I am so sorry for your loss. She seemed like such an incredible mom. Please stay in touch and know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love to you all-Pat

    Pat Reams
    November 4, 2014
    tulsa, OK, usa
  • I am so happy Vi brought us all together as family and I wish I could be there with you all. I know she made my Dad a very happy man and for that I am grateful! Thank you for coming to Oklahoma and I hope we will see you all again soon. Vi was an incredible person and she raised some great sisters. I love you all, Harlan

    Harlan Reams
    November 4, 2014
    tulsa, OK, usa
  • So glad I got to meet Viola! What a wonderful person and Mom she was. I know she helped make it possible for all of us to finally meet and become family. She will be missed by all and I know she touched so many lives and was well loved. Wish we could be there with you all! Love you , Sally

    Sally Moffatt
    November 4, 2014
    tulsa, OK, usa
  • Our prayers are with you and our hearts are saddened, but oh so happy to have met and loved your dear mother Viola. Lee

    Lee Reams
    November 4, 2014
    Tulsa, OK, United, States
  • I feel so lucky that I got to meet Viola for the first time last spring! She made it possible for our family to unite, and become an even larger, loving group of great people!! I’m so sorry that I won’t have the chance to spend more time with Viola, but I know that she will continue to be a part of all of our Reams family reunions! Much love to all………Susan

    Susan Prabhu
    November 4, 2014
    Tulsa, OK, USA
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