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Frances L. “Fran” Reese, 78

December 10, 2013

Frances L. “Fran” Reese, 78, died at noon Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.  

She was born on July 18, 1935, in Shelby County, to the late Ewald and Esther (Quellhorst) Kuck.  

On Sept. 1, 1956, she married Richard Reese, who preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2013.

Surviving are her children, Richard C. “Rick” Reese of Pandora and Patricia J. (John) Shanahan of Lima;  two grandsons,  Joseph and Michael Shanahan;  two brothers, David (Beverly) Kuck and William (Tina) Kuck, both of New Bremen; two sisters, Barbara Dill of Alexandria, Va., and Lois (Bruce) Saintignon of Celina.

Fran is preceded in death by a sister,  Helen Haeseker, and brother, Lee Kuck.

Fran graduated from New Bremen High School and Lima Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She retired as an R.N.C. and had worked in long-term care facilities for 22 years.

Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harman Cemetery Gilboa, the Rev. Kathie Tomazic officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice or Hilty Memorial Home.  Condolences may be expressed at

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