Glenys Reese Patterson

Glenys Reese Patterson, 70, of Avoca passed away Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012, in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.

She was born in Avoca on Nov. 8, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Albert and Arlene Turner Reese.

Glenys was a very active member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Avoca. She was a 1960 graduate of Avoca High School. She was a member of the Avoca Community Choir and the Bethel United Methodist Women's Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, who died Oct. 2, 2007; and her brothers, Cal and Albert Reese.

Glenys is survived by her children, Thomas and his wife, Michelle, Plains Township; Reese and his wife, Dawna, Avoca; Lori, Old Forge; and Keith, Avoca; and her brother, Harry Reese and his wife, Thelma, Falls. Ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, with services at 10 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca, with Pastor Sharon Dietz and the Rev. Jim Baker officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church; friends and family are asked to go directly to Bethel United Methodist Church for services.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012