A funeral service celebrating the life of Valdoris Jean Reese, age 83, of Heath, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, at The Heath Chapel of The Henderson-Van Atta Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath with Pastor David Linn officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Valdoris passed away on January 4, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. She was born November 22, 1934 in Bridgeport, Ohio to the late Clarence and Anna (Graham) Wheeler.
As a kind and caring person, Valdoris was always there for others. She loved her family very much and will be deeply missed. She was very kind and generous to those around her. Valdoris was a member of the Heath Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son, Kevin S. Reese; two daughters, Kim A. (Tyler) Walker and Bobbi Jo (Steven) Padar; a brother, Richard Ishmael; a sister, Elsie Cook; four grandchildren, Joey Walker, Luke (Jasmine) Walker, Amber (Jack) Bishop and Steven (Alyssa Benner) Padar, Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Gavin Walker, Liam Walker, Kaelan Pulliam, Riley Padar, Madeline Bishop, Leighton Bishop and Reed Padar; best friend, Rosie Weber; and very special dogs, Thunder and Lightning.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence “Bud” Wheeler and infant brother, Donald Ishmael.
Family and friends may call on Monday, January 8, from 4-7 p.m. at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379, Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.