Roberta Lee “Bobbi” Reynolds Stender, 77, of Madison, AL went to join our Lord on Monday October 5, 2020 following an extended illness. She was born in Le Mars, IA, on December 23, 1942, the oldest daughter of the late Eugene and Doris Reynolds.
In an Army family, Bobbi moved often and graduated from high school in Staten Island, NY in 1960. She attended North Georgia College and earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University, where she graduated as a member of Alpha Phi. She later earned her Master’s degree in Education from Alabama A&M University. Bobbi was a beloved and remarkable teacher at Monrovia School and Madison Cross Roads School for over 25 years and retired from the Madison County School System in 2005.
A devout Christian, Bobbi taught Bible and Sunday school classes for many years. She was a dedicated volunteer with local organizations, including the Early Works Museums and the GFWC du Midi Woman’s Club.
For over 40 years Bobbi lived in her historic Monrovia farm house, a landmark in her community. A teacher at heart, she taught many of her grandchildren to read and to swim.
She is survived by her four children, William “Billy” Stender III (Aleta), Elizabeth “Beth” Boyer (Lynn), John Stender (Leighann), Suzanne “Suzy” Krzyminski (John), along with her two sisters Elizabeth Reynolds Bragg and Jeanne Reynolds Jones (Robert). She was “Granbobbi” to twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation at 9:00 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 625 Airport Road Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral Mass at 10:00, graveside service following at Huntsville Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
EarlyWorks Children’s Museum
404 Madison Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
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