Meadville Tribune

September 3, 2013

Mary J. Hargett Reese

Meadville Tribune

GUYS MILLS — Mary J. Hargett Reese, 88, formerly of Route 173, Guys Mills, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Crawford County Care Center.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1924, in Meadville, a daughter of John H. Hargett and Mae M. DeVore. On May 18, 1968, she married Paul Smith Reese, who survives.

She graduated from Meadville High School. She worked in the accounting department at PPG Industries, Meadville division, for 23 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church.

Mary enjoyed reading, painting, China painting, fishing and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband, Paul, of 45 years; two step-sons, Richard D. Reese and his wife, Carole, of Meadville and Jon B. Reese and his wife, Margaret, of Guys Mills; six step-grandchildren, Rick Reese and his wife, Tina, of Solvang, Calif., Tamora L. Reese and her husband, Jeff, of Washington, Pa., Jonele Reese and her husband, Earl (Bud) Kincade, of Guys Mills, Julie Reese and her husband, Ian, of Riverside, Calif., Jill Reese and her husband, Jason, of Boston, and David B. Reese and his wife, Denise, of Guys Mills; 12 step-great grandchildren, Forest, Hunter and Autumn Donahue, Lauren, Steven and Matthew Kincade, Aspen and Ambria Goldstein, Vincena, Dawson, Davidson and Carmen Reese; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a sister.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Mary’s memory to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Mary’s Book of Memories online at