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.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Greg) Steele; son, Doug (Joani) Reese all of Newport; four grandchildren, Matt (Sabrina) Reese of Fredericksburg, Va., Amy Steele (John Costello) of Seaford, Del., Janetta (Johnny) Schmidt and Zachary (Brianna) Reese, all of New Matamoras; and six great-grandchildren, Christopher, JD, and Jamison Schmidt, Braeden Steele, Sara Costello, and Liam Reese. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman, Gerald, John, and Ted Vannoy.
Services will be held Thursday (Sept. 13) at 3 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Byron Bufkin officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, and from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that she be remembered with memorial contributions made to the Newport Food Church Pantry, @ Newport Baptist Church, 245 Greene St., Newport, Ohio 45768. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com