Leona M. Reese

July 16, 1925 – July 2, 2019

Leona M. Reese, 93, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Loretto, died Tuesday. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Henry Sr. and Lydia (Beba) Reiland. Surviving are four children: Rae Ann Effinger, Dave, Robert and JoAnn Sally; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Henry Jr. “Sonny.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Sr.; a son, Thomas Jr.; and eight siblings. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, and from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville.