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H Ruth Reese

Transcribed from the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, October 18, 2002

H. Ruth (Jones) Reese, 92, of Arbutus Park Manor, formerly of Ebensburg, died Oct. 17, 2002, at the manor.

Born May 4, 1919, in Spring Hill, Portage, she was the daughter of the late George and Henrietta (Hodgkinson) Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, H. Eugene Reese, who died Nov. 12, 1987, and brothers, Francis, George "Ed" and Robert Jones.

Surviving are her sons: Roger E., married to the former Joan Stombaugh, Grafton, Va.; and James R.. married to the former Becky Davis, New Castle; five grandchildren: Cathleen (Gary) Anderson, Michael, Douglas, Susan, and Jill Reese; and two great-grandchildren, Erin & Kelsey Anderson. Also survived by sisters-in-law. Miriam Patterson and Edna Berkhimer.

Mrs. Reese was a 67-year member of the First United Church of Christ (Congregational) of Ebensburg, where she was a member of the Pilgrim Club. She was a member and former officer in the Eastern Star and member of Ebensburg Senior Citizens. Former manager of the former Prave's Millinary Shop of Ebensburg.

Friends were received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday. Oct. 18 at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes. Inc., Ebensburg. where funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Pastor William C. Thwing, officiating. Interment, Lloyd Cemetery. Contributions in Ruth's

memory may be made to the Ebensburg United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. 217 E. High St.. Ebensburg, PA 15931.

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