Kathryn J. 'Myrt' Reese
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88, died Friday May 23, 2014 at Country Lawn Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 12, 1926 in Barton, Ohio to the late Samuel and Alma Lucille (Babb) Gibbons and was a long time resident of Brewster. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1944. Kathryn married Billy J. Reese, her high school sweetheart, in 1947 and he later became an engineer for Norfolk and Western Railroad. Billy died Feb. 8, 1991.
Myrt was a member of the Brewster Historical Society, Faith United Church of Christ, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She will be remembered as a hardworking, caring, and generous person who helped out her friends, neighbors, family, and community. She maintained her spunk until her last days and the nursing home care staff would fondly describe her as a 'spitfire'. She is survived by her brother, Irwin Gibbons of Florida and sadly missed by her girls, Tessa, Stacy, Kelly, and Julie, along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Marion Gibbons.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the chapel at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Massillon with Pastor Jon Long officiating. There will be no calling hours. The Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster is handling the arrangements. A memorial website has been created by the funeral home and may be accessed at www.spidellfuneralhome.com where you may share a memory or sign the guestbook.
Spidell Funeral Homes, Inc. - Brewster Chapel
209 Chestnut Street, N.W. Brewster, OH 44613
Published in The Repository on May 26, 2014