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Reynolds, Erla Jean Thomas (12/8/1926 - 5/21/2007)

By St. Petersburg Times, FL

Erla Jean (Thomas) Reynolds, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 21, 2007) at Westminster Suncoast. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she came here in 1950 from Fairfield, Iowa. A graduate of Parsons College, she was homecoming queen, editor of the Portfolio, president of Empyreau sorority and a member of the college basketball team. She received a master's degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In 1944 she was a catcher for the Kenosha Comets, an All American Girls Professional league, and was inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame. Locally she was a surgical nurse at Mound Park Hospital, now Bayfront Medical Center, and All Children's Hospital, where she retired after 20 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She played softball for the West Coast Title and Mound Park Nurses. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John M.; a son, John L., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Anne Reynolds, Arlington, Va., and Shirley R. Boone, Venice, Fla.; and four grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg. 

Contributed by: Merrie Fidler
Submitted on: 03/22/2013
Copyright: St. Petersburg Times, FL

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