Funeral services for Ruth Jacques Reese, Eudora, will be 2 PM Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until service time. Burial will be 2 PM Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Eudora City Cemetery. Mrs. Reese died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
The casket will remain closed.
Our Mom, Ruth Jacques Reese, was born January 2, 1924 in Enid, OK; the daughter of Lovell H. & Gladys (Glines) Hall.
She is survived by:
Brother – John Auther Hall – Lee’s Summit MO
Niece – Sharon Bray – Raytown, MO
Nephew – Larry Hall – Lee’s Summit, MO
Nephew – John Hall – Lee’s Summit, MO
Daughter – Jane Eisele & Dennis Eisele son-in-law – Victoria TX
Step Grandson – Dietrich Eisele and Wife Shelly and Dehn Eisele both of Nebraska
Daughter – Pam Pineda & Humberto Pineda son-in-law – Lawrence, KS
Step Grandson – Josue Pineda and wife Melissa – Topeka KS
Mrs. Reese is preceded in death by:
Sister – Mary Jane Delligatti
Step-sister -Tootie Wheeler
Husband – John S. Reese
She attended school in Camdenton, MO and graduated high school in Vinland KS. Ruth also lived in Colorado Springs, CO where she met her husband John Reese. She worked for Kansas University for over 24 years and retired in 1987.
Our Mother Ruth Reese cherished her family. Family has always been the center of her life. She opened her home to her Mother and Father and also her sister and bother-in-law. We know she was always so devoted and proud of her daughters. Our Mother always had a sense for style, not only in her home that she loved, but in her own flare for dressing.
Working for the University of Kansas was a special part of her life. She always loved the campus in the spring with all the blooming trees and bulbs. She enjoyed meeting students from all over the world and several were invited to her home for a meal.
She became an excellent seamstress. She loved to make flower arrangements for her home, it gave her much pleasure.
One of her many loves was fishing. She had several stories of times with her father fishing in Missouri.
The cornerstone of her life was honesty, moral right, and the spiritual desire for daily prayer. She was a strong woman before it was stylish and would not waiver from her beliefs.
The family requests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association for the Breast Cancer Center, which may be sent in care of the funeral home.