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Ruth Killian Reese

27 March, 19281 October, 2020
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Ruth Killian Reese, 92, of Maiden, died Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Wilmington, NC. A native of Catawba County she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Anna Whitner Killian and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Reese was an amazing gardener who love being outdoors and enjoying nature.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Foy and son Rick. She is survived by her son, Timothy Reese and his wife Alice of Maiden; daughter, Joan VanWell and her husband Dave of North Wilkesboro; sister, Ruby Crowder of Newton; three grandchildren, McKinsey Blankenship and her husband Robert, Christopher VanWell and his wife Gina, Jennifer and her husband Joe; and ten great grandchildren.

A celebration of Mrs. Reese life will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in the chapel of Willis Reynolds Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2613 Wesley Chapel Road, Newton, NC 28658.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Killian, Father (deceased)
  • Anna Whitner Killian, Mother (deceased)
  • Foy Reese, Husband (deceased)
  • Rick Reese, Son (deceased)
  • Timothy Reese (Alice Reese), Son
  • Joan VanWell (Dave VanWell), Daughter
  • Ruby Crowder, Sister
  • McKinsey Blankenship (Robert), Granddaughter
  • Christopher VanWell (Gina), Grandson
  • Jennifer Garland (Joe), Granddaughter
  • 10 Great Grandchildren

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Marilyn Childers

October 9, 2020

Ruth was a very special lady; she always had a sweet smile. Ruth was the longest standing member at Wesley Chapel. She began attending Wesley Chapel as a child and was faithful until health issues prevented her attendance. We love and will miss you.

Jim and Jan Pruitt

October 7, 2020

We remember Ruth's coconut cakes she made for our church functions....the best! It was enjoyable to hear her talk about how much she loved to work in the garden. We have missed her at church so much over the last year or so. Jim and I know her memory will be as much a blessing to her family as it is for her church family at Wesley Chapel UMC.

Paul Reese

October 4, 2020

Condolences to Ruth's family. I have many memories
of Ruth over the past 70+ years. Rest in peace.
Paul Reese, Mantorville, MN

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