Kathleen Ruth Reese, 83, of Newport, passed away Sunday (Sept. 9, 2012). She was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Newport, a daughter of the late William Russell and Mildred Mae Johnson Vannoy. She was married to George M. Reese, Feb. 1, 1949, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2000. She had attended the Newport United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed feeding everyone who came to visit her. She was a resident of Harmar Place for the last year and half, where she was well cared for and leaves many special friends there.