Frances I. 'Jean' Reese #x2013;; Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Frances I. "Jean" Reese will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls.

Mrs. Reese, 80, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Rochester, died March 11, 2004, at Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls following a lengthy illness.

Jean I. Helm was born May 26, 1923, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Her first husband, William Leach, preceded her in death. On Jan. 10, 1976, she married Glenn Reese in Rochester. He died Nov.16, 2002. She was secretary to the president of Whirlpool Corp. in Benton Harbor, Mich., worked for a Rochester trust company and later worked out of her home as a professional china painter. She was a past president of the Cedar Falls Women's Club, a member of the National Association of China Painters and a former officer with the Iowa China Painters Association.

Survivors include two sons, William R. (Michelle) Leach of Naples, Fla., and John G. Leach of Rochester; a stepson, Dennis (Margaret) Reese of Iowa City, Iowa; three grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Hays and Joyce Miskill, both of St. Joseph, Mich., and Florence Jones of Abilene, Texas. A sister and a brother preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls.


Memorials are suggested to Cedar Valley Hospice or Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church, both in Cedar Falls.

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