Evelyn Jean Smith

Galena, INEvelyn Jean (Reese) Smith, age 91, of Galena passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at her home. She was born in Galena, IN on May 5, 1928 to Wilbert and Nettie (Fife) Reese.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bert Smith and parents Wilbert and Nettie Fife Reese. She is survived by a niece Kathleen Scott, and several cousins and many friends.

Evelyn was a member of Chapel Hill Christian Church. She previously attended Edwardsville United Methodist Church and Galena United Methodist Church. Evelyn loved and cared for cats and kittens since she was two years old. She especially loved “Tom” her house cat for 18 years. Evelyn began working for her father at his gasoline service station in Galena when she was 12 years old. When her father retired, she and her husband Bert operated Reese’s Gasoline Station.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in the Galena United Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and from 10:00 am Wednesday till time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to New Albany Animal Shelter, 215 West Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150.


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