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Betty Reiss

February 26, 2017

Betty L Reiss, age 92, of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Gaymont Nursing Center.

She was born August 15, 1924 in Columbus, OH to the late Albert and Florence (Seibert) Schirner. She graduated from East High School in Columbus and worked at the former Buckeye Union Insurance Co. She married Rev. Richard Reiss in 1953 and served the following Ohio churches where Betty often played the organ: St. Paul Lutheran in Columbus, Providence Lutheran Church in Brookville, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Puritas Lutheran Church in Cleveland and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk. She moved to Norwalk from North Olmsted in 1985 and was a active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed playing the piano at Vacation Bible School and volunteered in the office and played organ for weddings, funerals and special events. She retired from playing the organ in 2014. She also volunteered at Norwalk Memorial Home, was an auxiliary member at the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711, and was known as a social butterfly around Norwalk. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, David J. Reiss of Reynoldsburg, OH and Dale A. (Kristi) Reiss of Bay Village, OH; grandson, Michael (Jaz) Reiss; and great-granddaughter, Evelyn Reiss of Marysville, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Richard Reiss in 1992; and her cousin, Marge Reid in 2017.

Friends may call Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Also Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 P.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Organ Fund may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857.

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Betty L Reiss, age 92, of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Gaymont Nursing Center.

She was born August 15, 1924 in Columbus, OH to the late Albert and Florence (Seibert) Schirner. She graduated from East High School in Columbus and worked at the former Buckeye Union Insurance Co. She married Rev. Richard Reiss in 1953 and served the following Ohio churches where Betty often played the organ: St. Paul Lutheran in Columbus, Providence Lutheran Church in Brookville, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Puritas Lutheran Church in Cleveland and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk. She moved to Norwalk from North Olmsted in 1985 and was a active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed playing the piano at Vacation Bible School and volunteered in the office and played organ for weddings, funerals and special events. She retired from playing the organ in 2014. She also volunteered at Norwalk Memorial Home, was an auxiliary member at the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711, and was known as a social butterfly around Norwalk. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, David J. Reiss of Reynoldsburg, OH and Dale A. (Kristi) Reiss of Bay Village, OH; grandson, Michael (Jaz) Reiss; and great-granddaughter, Evelyn Reiss of Marysville, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Richard Reiss in 1992; and her cousin, Marge Reid in 2017.

Friends may call Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Also Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 P.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Organ Fund may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857.

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Carol and Jim Rave

Ormond Beach, FL, USA
March 04, 2017

David and Dale - As the years pass and we lose more and more of our friends we rely on good memories of time with your mom and dad. So sorry to hear about Betty but so happy that she resides now in the arms of her Lord and with Dick. We shall miss her as we do him. Best to you both and your families.

Rev. David Connor

Lakewood, OH, USA
March 03, 2017

It was a privilege to spend some time with Betty in my time at St. Peter, Norwalk. Her love of the Lord, his Church, and the gift of music was ever so certain. May God's Spirit lift the burden of grief from the family and friends and turn it to a joyful memory of this beloved servant of Christ.

DON MOYER

March 03, 2017

SORRY FOR YOU LOSS DAVE.YOU KNOW SHE IS HAVING FUN NOW... BLUTOS HAS A LOCATION IN HEAVEN.

Jim Stocksdale

OH
March 01, 2017

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. She seemed to be very active and lots of fun.

Diane Hicks

Norwalk
February 28, 2017

David and Dale, I was saddened to hear about your mom's passing. She would set with us at lunch, at the hospital. She was always young at heart. A wonderful lady.

RICK

Buckeye Lake, OH
February 28, 2017

Sorry Dave and family for yor loss.

Sandi McLaughlin

KESWICK, ON, Canada
February 28, 2017

To David and Dale.....Have very pleasant memories of lunch at FTMC caf when I came to Norwalk to visit my mom......please know that thoughts and prayers are with you

Mark Cohen

February 28, 2017

Dave, Dale,
My condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a pretty active lady.