Beverly J. Reese, 78, of Bellefonte, passed away at her residence, on June 15, 2018. Beverly was born on February 2, 1940 in Milesburg, the daughter of the late Guy B. and Mildred B. Heverly Lucas. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Reese. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Debra R. Heckman of Fredericksburg, VA, her sons, Barry Reese and his wife Kim, whom Beverly considered a daughter, of Bellefonte, Gary L. Reese of Rebersburg; her grandchildren, Tara Barningham, Lauren Reese, Danielle Miller; and her great granddaughter, Brooklyn Barningham. Beverly is also survived by her sisters, Jane Reeder of Bellefonte, Evelyn (Tom) Emel of Bellefonte, Cynthia (Ronald) Spicer of Centre Hall, her step sister Ann Shuey of Altoona, her brother, Larry (Mary) Lucas, her half brother Steve Lucas. Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her step mother, Dorothy Lucas, her son David Reese, her sister Patricia Reeder, her brothers, Tom Lucas, Jim Lucas, Fern Lucas, Rod Lucas, Douglas Lucas and her step brothers Tim, Mick and Junior Shuey.
Beverly enjoyed playing bingo with her sisters, fishing, and spending a lot of her time with her great granddaughter. She retired from the Food Services Dept. at Penn State University in 2000.
Upon Beverly's wishes all services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, Pa. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com.