— Ruth Joan Reese of Avon died Saturday at the Avon Health and Rehab Center. She was 83 and had formerly resided in Muncie.
Born Feb. 19, 1929, in Muncie, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Esther Rees. She married Robert E. Reese on Feb. 10, 1950. He died in 2008.
Mrs. Reese was a 1947 graduate of Cowan High School. She worked several years in the savings and loan department at Mutual Bank. She also worked at Thomas Boyd Printing and had been a Realtor in the Muncie area.
She was a member of the Shawnee Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons Daniel L. Reese and wife Melissa of Avon, David M. Reese of Avon, and William H. Reese of Muncie; daughters Nancy J. Burcham and husband Ron of Avon and Rebecca R. Diss and husband Tim of Chicago; grandchildren Travis Reese of Muncie, Megan Burcham of Avon, Alec Burcham of Avon, Tiffany Teal of Avon, Jessica Diss of Fort Wayne, and Nathaniel Diss of Fort Wayne; brothers Harry Rees of Highland Springs, Va., and T. Dale Rees and wife Rosie of Muncie; and sisters Barbara Rees Cook of Springfield, Va., and Phyllis Rees Cullen of Little Rock, Ark.
Preceding her in death were a grandson, Taylor Reese; brothers Roland Rees and Harold Lee Rees; and sisters Gladys Rees Green, Betty Rees Chambers, and Mary Virginia Rees Craig.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie, with Celebrant Joshua Miller officiating. Entombment will follow at Elm Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Calling at the funeral home is for two hours prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112 or online at www.stroke.org.
Online condolences may be made at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.