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.
Messages & Condolences
Pam and Jane, I am so sorry for the loss of you mother. We are thinking of you.
Jane and Pam, so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great lady. She hired me to work with her in 1978 and I learned a great deal during that time. She told me many great stories and I remember her mother fixing her peanut butter toast every morning to bring to work. My prayers are with all of your family.
Pam and Jane, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. She was a very special lady to me when I was young and helped me through hard times more than she probably knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Jane and Pam,
I was so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was truly a special and unique lady. I worked with her at KU from 1969 until her retirement and not sure I could have made it through the first few weeks without her. She was always ready to help others whenever needed and cared deeply for her family. She was very proud of “her girls”.
Dear Jane, Pam, and families,
So very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She always made me feel a part of the family and you are so right about her being proud of her girls. I know you brought much joy to her. I remember spending the night with you the night before my Daddy’s funeral and being welcomed and cared about and cared for by your sweet family. I hope that I can be as loyal and supportive of my family and friends as your mother was.
Your family has left you a great legacy of caring and love. Your friend, Linda Mathis
My wife and I both offer our condolences on Ruth’s passing. Worked in the same office (comptroller) with her for most of those 24 years.
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