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Marilyn Mae Reese, age 81, resident of Madison, Ohio,
passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at The Lantern Assisted Living in Madison.

She was born December 18, 1930 in Cleveland to Harriett (Pettit) and Ernest Wickert.

Marilyn married William Charles Reese on October 28, 1950 at the First Baptist Church, in Madison.

Marilyn owned and operated Reese's Auto with her husband for 41 years, and also worked at Madison Hardware and the Lake County Health Dept. She was a 1948 graduate of Madison High School. She was a member of Lakeside Garden and Craft Club. Marilyn enjoyed making crafts, golfing, traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by:
2 Daughters, Susan Bolender of Geneva
Tammy (Ted) Elliott of Saybrook
Son, Terry Reese of Harpersfield
Grandchildren, Mark (Michelle) Bolender
Timothy Bolender
Kyle (Lerryn) Reese,
Hailey (Rob) Walls
Morgan Reese
Jason and Nick Elliott
2 Great-Grandchildren, Aubree and Jack Bolender
Sister, Joann (Richard) Darrow of Houston, Texas
Brother, Robert (Barb) Wickert of Madison

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, brothers, Ray, Donald and Forrest "Pudge" Wickert.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9:00 pm., Tuesday November 27, 2012 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the funeral home. Final Resting Place will be at North Madison Cemetery.