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Patricia Hodnett REESE

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Patricia Hodnett Reese

LINCOLN, IL - Patricia Hodnett Reese, 94, died at 6:38 p.m. on June 18, 2013, at St. Joseph's Home in Springfield, Ill.

Patricia was born Aug. 10, 1918, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, the daughter of William E. and Georgina Gordon Hodnett. She married Phillip John Reese on June 11, 1945, in Chicago, Ill.; he preceded her in death on May 31, 1992.

Patricia is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Roger) Rutherford of Springfield and Joan (John) Brackney of Peoria, Ill.; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Thomas) Rutherford Trail of Western Springs, Ill., Justin M. Rutherford of La Jolla, Calif., Melissa A. (Kent) Brackney Stoeger of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Sarah J. Brackney and Andrew Blanchard of White Fish Bay, Wis., and Michael J. Brackney of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Lauren Ann Trail and Nathan Phillip Trail. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Patricia was an airline stewardess for Eastern Airlines; an elementary teacher in the Lincoln School system including Tyler School (country school) and a homemaker. She worked for the State of Illinois Commerce Commission.

Mrs. Reese graduated from Lincoln High School and Lincoln College with an Associates of Arts degree. She also attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln. She was a life member of the Lincoln Elks Lodge #914, Lincoln Women's Club, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Sub Debs Bridge Club.

Services for Mrs. Reese will be Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Tami Werschey officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph's Home, 3306 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL 62703.

Published in The Lincoln Courier on June 20, 2013
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