Glenys Patterson

Nov. 13, 2012

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

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

Glenys was a very active member of the 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 Woman's Society.

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

Glenys is survived by her children, Thomas and his wife, Michelle, of Plains Township; Reese and his wife, Dawna, of Avoca; Lori, of Old Forge; Keith, of Avoca; her brother Harry Reese and his wife, Thelma, of Falls; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, with services at 10 a.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca, with the Rev. Sharon Dietz and the Rev. Jim Baker officiating. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the Bethel United Methodist Church for services. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday evening in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 15, 2012