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Reba Sue Luken

July 16, 1959 ~ September 24, 2020 (age 61)

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Reba Sue (McFall) Luken, 61, of Terre Haute, passed away on September 24, 2020, at University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Reba was born on July 16, 1959 to John R. and Marilyn (Wilkie) McFall. She was a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo, class of 1977. Reba married her husband, Albert (Butch) Luken Jr. on August 7, 1987. Together, they created a life that was full of love, and children. They brought 4 children into their marriage, added 3 more, and then adopted 5, making it an even dozen. She loved spending time with her family and truly lived her life to help others. Reba dedicated her life to children advocacy. The last 12 years she worked as a Community Liason for the Children’s Bureau. Reba led foster parent education for many years. She was an advocate for the homeless and was a member of the homeless coalition. Reba was involved in National Night out each year, spent many years educating and working with families whom were involved with DCS, assisted families with obtaining insurance and housing, and helped families with getting Christmas assistance each year. Reba always had the answer, many will tell you she was the resource queen. She strived to improve our community and bettered thousands of lives in the process. Along with her husband, she became a foster parent in 1995, fostering dozens of children in their home. Reba’s kind heart left a lasting impression on all the lives she touched, she was loved by all and will be missed by many. Reba is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Eleanor Ellison; her son, Zachary Critchlow; and her brother in law, John Warnock. She is survived by her husband, her children; Ethan Luken (Tori), Erin Luken (Sam), Eian Luken, Jeremiah Luken (Megan), Danielle Rilenge (Ben), Melissa Adams, Trey Luken (Candyce), Anna Shidler (Josh), Johnny Pilkin (Debbie), Mandy Robinson (Daniel), and Casey Critchlow, siblings; Eileen Warnock and John McFall (Pam), 16 grandchildren; Jordyn Adams, Jalen Luken, Jacey Adams, Jadyn Adams, Jaxon Adams, Jacob Luken, Emma Luken, Brandon Robinson, Tyson Hutchinson, Averie Luken, Miley Hutchinson, Addilyn Stewart, Walker Pilkin, Paxton Luken, Lucas Rilenge, and Ali Jo Edington, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her. Keeping with her wishes, following her cremation, visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at First Southern Baptist Church, 1200 E Davis Drive in Terre Haute, Indiana from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with prayer services to begin at 4:00 p.m. Greiner Funeral Home were entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com

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