The Ottumwa Courier

December 28, 2012

Lueva Georgene Reen, 92, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Lueva Georgene Reen, 92, of Lee’s Summitt, Mo., formerly of Ottumwa, died peacefully on Dec. 25, 2012, at the John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo.  

Georgene was born March 8, 1920, in Chariton to Floyd and Lorene Gilliland. In 1946, she married Marion Hammer and moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where her son Scott was born. After that marriage ended, she and Scott returned to Chariton in 1952. She married the love of her life, William J. “Bill” Reen on Jan. 16, 1960.

She and Bill moved to Ottumwa in 1969 and remained there for many years. After Bill’s death in 2001, she moved to the Chariton Care Center. In 2005, wanting to be closer to her son Scott, she moved to John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ottumwa.

She is survived by her son, Scott (Annette) of Raymore, Mo.; nieces, Cathy Green of Oelwein, Suzi Yardley and Janie Yardley, both of Hawaii; nephews, Dick Green of Oelwein, Mike Green and Jim Yardley, both of Iowa City; and many friends both in Chariton and Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.   

She will be cremated, and private graveside services in Oelwein will be at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, Mo.

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