Myra D. Reimer Leader, Lady and Friend A celebration of Life service for Myra D. Reimer will be held at Paoli Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 13 at noon. Although somewhat slowed in recent years by injury and illness, prior to her death on July 12 Mrs. Reimer nevertheless had maintained a strong and active interest in her beloved Pi Beta Phi fraternity and in a number of service organizations. She was a voracious reader, usually keeping two books going at a time. Reflecting her love of books and reading, she was a member of the Friends of the Chester County Library and served on the Board of the Friends of Easttown Library. The Great Valley Women's Club also held her interest, as did the Duffryn Mawr Questers, where she had once served as president. Earlier in her life, this rather remarkable woman was president of the Devon Auxiliary of the Chester County Hospital and was a volunteer at the hospital for nearly 15 years. But it was to her college fraternity, Pi Beta Phi and its alumnae clubs, that Myra Reimer gave her greatest allegiance, leadership efforts, time and devotion. It started with her election as president of her Dickinson College chapter, continued in Philadelphia, where she began a business career and later was president of the Philadelphia Pi Phi Alumnae Club. She was a driving force in the formation and installation of new chapters at Lehigh University, the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. Elected president of her Pi Phi province, she ultimately became national director of membership for the entire fraternity. Upon notice of her death, one member stated, "We have lost a pillar of strength...she was a treasure who filled everyone she touched with grace and blessings" Rounding out her life, Mrs. Reimer loved to cook and share such delights as her well- known pumpkin-date-nut bread and sumptuous beef stews. She further enjoyed her travels to middle-western and northern Europe, Great Britain, western United States, Australia and New Zealand, to her summer home on Long Beach Island, N.J. and the shopping and just-for-fun local trips she had with her daughter. Mrs. Reimer is survived by her husband of 61 years (Bill), her daughter Elizabeth Ann (Kelly), her son-in-law Peter, her brother Dante of Los Lunas, New Mexico, her sister Carme of Greenwood, Indiana and her sister-in-law Jane R. Lemmon of Wayne, PA. A private internment service took place on September 15 in the Memorial Garden of Paoli Presbyterian Church.
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Published in Main Line Media News on October 9, 2012