Jeannine Bradley Reese
Violet Jeannine Reese, 89, of Park Forest, IL, originally from Fairmont, WV, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV while visiting family. She was born February 10, 1933 in Fairmont, WV a daughter of the late Chester Forrest and Virginia Sheets Bradley. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Samuel Dale Reese.
Jeannine was born and raised in the Watson area and was a 1951 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. Upon her husband’s discharge from the military, they moved to Illinois and remained there through their retirement. Jeannine was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church in Frankfort IL where she served for over 44 years in the church nursery, and retired with over 35 years of service from the Popko Roofing Company as the office manager. She enjoyed quilting in her spare time. Family was of the utmost importance to her and she helped to take care of many of her family members over the years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Sharon Jeannine and her husband Arturo Bustos of Steger, IL, her granddaughters, Katherine and her husband Ryan Wise, and Holly Bustos, and her great-grandson Ethan Wise. She is also survived by her brother Herbert “Jack” Jackson and his wife Kathy Bradley of Maryville, TN, her brother-in-law, Ward Scranage, several nieces and nephews who were like her own children, William Susan and Brenda Susan, as well as many other nieces and nephews, including: Beau, Beth, Butch, Chuck, Douglas, Lyal, Lori Beth, Pat, Rodney, and Leeanne.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, who helped raise her, Leah Smith Bradley, her siblings and their spouses, Chester “Buzz” Franklin and Lillie Mae Bradley, Hubert Zane and Barbara Bradley, Ruth Phoebe Thornton, Laura Lee Scranage, and Thelma Hazel Frederick, as well as her special nieces and nephews, Bradley Susan, Dale Susan, and Steven Bradley.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heritage Baptist Church, 21739 South LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423 in the memory of Jeannine Reese and will be directed towards mission support.
The family has entrusted the arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, 207 Second Street, Rivesville, WV. Friends and family are invited to visit on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 11 AM until 1PM. The funeral will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 1PM with Pastor David Stilgenbauer officiating. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover, WV. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.