Gladys L. Reese94, homemaker, seamstress

By on September 14, 2011

Gladys Lichty Reese

Gladys Lichty Reese, 94, of Lititz, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at her residence.

She was the wife of the late Martin A. Reese, who preceded her in death in 1977. Born in Paradise, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna May Lichty Buckwalter.

Gladys was a graduate of Paradise High School. She had been a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith. She was very artistic, an excellent seamstress and enjoyed flower arranging and the use of antiques in home decorating.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and an especially dedicated caregiver to her late son, David.

Gladys is survived by two daughters: Ronnie Jean, wife of Daniel Klim, of Lititz; Diane May, wife of Robert Kirkland, of Marshfield, Mass; her 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons: David Lee and Martin J. Reese; and by her brother: Ross Buckwalter.

Friends will be received on Sept. 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, with the funeral service to follow and the Rev. Dan Derk officiating. Interment will be in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, make contributions in Gladys’ memory to the Financial Development Office, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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