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Marian Reese

September 16, 1938 — May 12, 2021

Marian Reese

MORTON – Marian L. Reese, 82, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born on September 16, 1938, in Peoria, Ill., to John and Agnes (Zilch) Pate. She married Dan Reese in Washington, Ill., on April 27, 1963. He preceded her in death on September 15, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her son, Charles; and siblings, Jessie, Richard, Elizabeth, and Bernard.

Surviving are her two children, Kyle Reese of Peoria, Ill. and Dana (Scott) Martin of Bloomington, Ill.; four grandchildren, Morgan Doktor, Kelsey Reese, Kris Weiss, and Carrie Weiss; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley and Wendy.

A private graveside burial of cremated remains will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Runner’s Association or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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