Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
OBITUARY - INEZ F. (PERKINS) REECE
Inez F. REECE, 84, of Creston died September 12, 2005, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 15, at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. The
Rev. Lyle KUEHL will officiate the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at Creston. Open visitation will be 11
a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be
directed to St. John's United Church of Christ.
Mrs. REECE, daughter of Laura Mae (RUBY) and Otis Nelty PERKINS, was
born January 31, 1921, at Knowlton near Diagonal. On June 5, 1940, she married Howard William REECE in Diagonal.
She worked at Greater Community Hospital as a certified operating room technician for 34 years. She received her
technical training on the job with Dr. KUHL and Dr. HOYT. She also worked as a cook at St. Malachy School for six years
and 2 1/2 years at the Creston congregate meal site, and as a greeter at Wal-Mart for six years.
She was named a Gold Star Mother and past president of the VFW Auxiliary and Women's Society of the Shannon City
Methodist Church. She was a member of the Shannon City Methodist Church and transferred membership to St. John's United
Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (husband Lanny) GRAY of Athens, Ga.; two sons, Marion (wife
Shirley) REECE of Udall, Kan., and Kenneth (wife Ellen) REECE of Creston; sister-in-law Mac PERKINS of Grimes; eight
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by
her husband in 1982; son Wayne REECE in 1967; infant daughter Patricia in 1943; seven sisters, Alice Viola SORENSON,
Mettie CHEW, Maisel RUSSELL, Bernice PERKINS, Vildren WOODS, Carmel AKERS and Golda HERBEL; and four brothers, Ray, Clay,
Martin and Addie PERKINS.
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