Clara Jo Reeser, age 73, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer on April 12, 2017.
She was born to her parents, Kenneth and Jessie Williams, in Clarksburg, on Feb. 10, 1944.
Jo graduated from Williamsport High School, where she met her husband of 53 years, Robert Reeser. The two of them were high school sweethearts and were inseparable the entirety of their wonderful marriage.
The two of them owned M & D Milk Distribution for 15 years, faithfully serving their communities. After that chapter of her life, Jo went on to work for Pickaway Manor as their assistant activities director for 13 years.
She was an active member of the Hallsville United Methodist Church. Jo would do anything for anyone, and she loved her family and God. Her faith and her family were everything to her. She loved traveling with her husband, and they made it to almost all 50 states and Canada.
Jo was a woman who always put other people first, and she always saw the positive in everything. She was a loving and kind-hearted person, strong and an inspiration to all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Jo is preceded in death by her parents; her first grandson, Josh Martin; son-in-law, Paul Doersam; and her sisters, Ruth Schleich, Margaret Arnett and Wanda Hettinger.
Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Robert; her daughters, Sherry Martin and Michele (Ted) Morse; her grandchildren, Jessica (Dustin) Redman, Katherine (Josh) Page, Corey (Kristen) Doersam, Jordan (Jacob) VanGundy, Hunter Doersam, Scarlett Morse and Harry Morse; and her great-grandchildren, Carson, Hayden and Harper Redman, Henry and Charlie Page, Wyatt VanGundy and Riley Jo Doersam. Also left to mourn are her sisters, Barbara (John) O’Neal and Pam (John) Dignan; as well as her brothers, Nick Williams and Jerry (Debbie) Williams; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jay Neff officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Township Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal