Doris L. Reese, age 91, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, May 5,
2020. Doris was preceded in death by her parents Thomas O. and
Clara E. Dickey, brother Thomas O. (Angela) Dickey II MD and her
husband of 49 years Thomas A. Reese. She is survived by her
children Thomas (Rich) Reese, John (Rhonda) Reese and Mary
(Reese) Garrison, grandchildren Nicole E. Reese, Rebekah (Matt)
Kent, Jeremy Garrison, Neil Garrison, Kalyn (Chad) Ferguson and
Logan Stevens Reese.
Doris graduated from the Ohio State University in 1950 with a
bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She was the Director of the Monroe
County Welfare Department, before moving to Columbus with her
husband where she worked as a case worker for the Franklin County
Department Of Welfare. She later moved on to become a United Way
case worker for aid to the blind and disabled where she retired to
raise her children. She was an accomplished multi-octive vocalist;
and sang on TV in Columbus, and a performed a solo at a Billy
Graham Crusade. She was a strong believer in Christ and often said,
“No matter how life has been, Jesus Christ has walked with me all the
way and has been my comforter and friend”.
Due to the health crisis there will be immediate family service on
Friday May 8, 2020 at the Tidd Family Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich
Street, Hilliard, Ohio with burial to follow at Sunset Cemetery.