Lois Jean Reese
June 15, 2015
Lois Jean Reese, 82, a resident of the Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor, formerly of resident of West Mountain, died Monday night after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Charles “Chick” Reese who was the love of her life and who remained devoted to her until the time of her passing. The couple was married 60 years on Nov 24, 2014
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose Dennis Bird. She was of the Protestant faith. Prior to her retirement she had been employed as a custodian at the Abington Heights Middle School.
Lois loved every holiday, but especially Christmas. She decorated every room. She was known to have her tree lit until early March. She played carols on her organ year round, singing along with her beautiful voice.
Lois loved company. There was a fresh pot of coffee brewing at all times, and the back door was always open to anyone who happened to stop by the cozy home she loved so much.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Staff for their kind and compassionate care. Thank you especially to all of the aides, too numerous to mention, and to nurses Karen, Denise, Art, Alicia and Theresa who treated her with so much respect and love. Also to Ruth, Mark and LouAnn who have become a part of our family and to Marty McGurrin of the Sacred Heart Path Program of whose warmth and kindness has been a godsend.
Finally to our special cousins and dear friends to whom their love and support made this difficult journey bearable.
Surviving are a daughter Maureen Reese-Jones and her husband Hank of Clarks Summit and Kimberly Reese and her husband Jeff Gensiejewski of Victor, NY; a son Richard Reese and his wife Sharon of Clarks Summit; sisters Jane Church of New Jersey and Florence Campo of Moscow; grandchildren Meghan, Amanda, Reagan and Ben; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by sisters Ellen Bird, Elizabeth Howells and Shirley Lavelle; an infant sister Hilda Bird; brothers John, Ronald and Robert Bird.
Funeral services and interment will be private in Fairview Memorial Park Chapel, Elmhurst officiated by Rev. Howard Woodruff, pastor of the Elm Park United Methodist Church.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.