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Wilma Gail Reese

January 9, 2022

Obituary

    

 Wilma Gail Reese, Smithfield, Pa.

     Wilma Gail Reese age 90 of Rubles Mill, Smithfield, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday morning January 9, 2022.

     She is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, H. Wayne Reese. Nana was a lifelong devoted Christian and from heaven she will be watching over her four beloved grandchildren, Lily Emily age 15, Vivien Rose age 14, Reese Patrick age 9, and Evelyn Belle age 7, as well as their parents, her devoted, Dr. Linda Lu Kosal and spouse Troy Patrick Kosal of Washington, Michigan. In Smithfield, Wilma is survived by her nephews, Fred Chipps, Fred William Chipps, Jeffrey Miller, Arch Harry Miller and Skip Willey and goddaughter, Crystal Cieszynski Eicher.    

     Wayne and Wilma continue to operate Reese’s Store in Rubles Mill and have been in business together for 73 years.

     Wilma is a 1949 graduate and Valedictorian of Georges Township High School. The newlyweds owned a dairy bar / ice cream shop in Fairchance before moving to Rubles Mill to begin a general store business.

     Wilma was a gifted vocalist and sang with Baptist churches in a ladies trio for many decades. Wilma also enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible school. Wilma‘s walk with the Lord was lifelong and her most treasured asset.

     Wilma was predeceased by her parents, Samuel Miller and Anna Viola Swaney Miller and siblings, Grace Miller Chipps and Fred “Dee” Chipps, Archie Miller and Ora Mae Fields Miller and Ada Miller Willey and Leonard Willey.

    We join you to celebrate her life this weekend with visitation at the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Saturday from 12 Noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 12 to 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John  Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.

    Those attending the services are invited to the funeral brunch from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Fairchance Fire Hall.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 15, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

Visitation
Sunday
January 16, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

Funeral Service
Sunday
January 16, 2022

1:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

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