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Florence I. Reel  

Florence I. Reel
“Flo”

September 30, 1938 – January 6, 2016

Florence I. Reel, known fondly as “Flo,” age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Born in Kemblesville, PA on September 30, 1938, Flo was a daughter of the late Albert and Irene (Hunter) Mote. In addition to caring for her family, she made her career as a secretary in the Dean of Education’s office at the University of Delaware.

Flo was a longtime member of Kemblesville United Methodist Church. She was a talented homemaker and gifted organizer who loved her family with all she had. Flo also enjoyed cooking and baking delicious homemade meals for her loved ones. In her leisure time, Flo loved spending time outdoors in her flower gardens. She adored animals, especially her faithful feline companion, Freddie. Above all else, Flo will be remembered for the many lives she touched with her love and kindness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Copher B. “Bill” Reel who died in 2010 and her son, William F. “Billy” Reel. Flo is survived by her son, Daniel A. Reel and his wife, Beth Ann of Bear, DE; sisters, Alberta Nilan and Joan Whiteside and her husband, Milt; grandsons, Jonathan and Justin Reel; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday morning, January 9, 2016 at the Kemblesville United Methodist Church, 1772 New London Road, Kemblesville, PA, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Flo’s son, Billy who passed away at the age of four, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Gloria Rawlins, January 6, 2016

    Glad you are now in the company of our Lord and your loved ones. I will forever remember you fondly, as a former neighbor and friend. Also happy to have had our lunch get togethers. Rest in peace, Florence!

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  2. Rosemarie Nilan, January 6, 2016

    We will always have a special place in our hearts for Aunt Florence. We enjoyed many visits / chats with Aunt Florence, We have Willie so I know she will be checking in on him. Love You Always, Tim, Rosemarie and Miranda.

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  3. Deborah Pragg, January 7, 2016

    To the Reel Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Losing a Loved one is hard at anytime, but just knowing she is with God is a blessing.
    May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort.

    Love
    Mrs. Pragg

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  4. Pat Henderson, January 7, 2016

    Danny and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We will miss her. I have so many memories of the early years in Rutherford and of course your mom, dad and you are all included. R I P Florence, until we meet again.

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  5. Angela DiSabatino Herman, January 7, 2016

    My friendship with Florence went back many years from when I first moved to Kemblesville in the late 1980s. She was unfailingly kind to me and so good to my children. I am sorry I did not get to see her in recent years but will always have wonderful memories of her. I am sorry for your loss.

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  6. Pat Gelb, January 7, 2016

    I didn’t really know Flo, but we had a long long friendship. When Billy was treated at the Wilmington General Hospital, I was the one who treated him. We all bonded at that time and ever since….for so many years, Flo and I have exchanged Christmas cards w/notes about our lives. It was a very special relationship. I am crying as I write this because I will miss her. We are out of town or I would be there!! I’m so sorry for your loss!

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  7. Bill & Pam Kwiatkowski, January 8, 2016

    Dan and Family,
    Our thoughts and Prayer are with you at this time, may God’s loving hands comfort you all.

    Bill & Pam

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  8. Rosemary Bolinski, January 8, 2016

    To Danny and family

    So very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a beautiful person in every way. In the many years I knew her, I will always remember how she faced heartache and went on with her life to help others.

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  9. Ellen, January 8, 2016

    Flo was a sweetheart. She was also an expert organizer who helped us out at the hospital libraries for many years. I know she cared deeply for her family and especially enjoyed the children in her life. She will be remembered and missed. With Sympathy.

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  10. Leanne Holveck, January 8, 2016

    To Danny & the whole Reel Family,
    We are so for your loss of your mother. Flo was a such a nice lady and we just loved her at the library. She would jump in whenever she was needed, she had a great personality. She was always thoughtful to everyone and remembered the little things were important too.
    I pray that you and your family find peace and some comfort during this difficult time. She will be missed indeed.
    Hugs,
    Leanne
    Medical Library
    Christiana Care

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  11. Nancy Brackin Waugh, January 8, 2016

    Berta & Joan and familys so sorry to here about Flo passing. We had alot of good times at the auction talking about old times and catching up on new things. She will be truly missed. Nancy Brackin Waugh

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  12. Ms. Selby, January 10, 2016

    May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) sustain your family during this time of sorrow. He has promised: “He will swallow up death forever.” (Isaiah 25:8) There is also going to be a resurrection (Acts 17:31) His word the Bible states: “Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will awaken.” (Revelation 21:3,4) May reflecting on these wonderful promises bring your family a measure of comfort.

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  13. Roberta Repetti, January 11, 2016

    Dear Family of Florence,
    We send our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. It was such a pleasure working with Flo at the medical library. She always knew the right way to do things and the right things to say. Her kindness and generous ways will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace and may God bless you, her loved ones.
    Roberta and Doug Repetti

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  14. Diane Wolf, January 13, 2016

    To the Reel Family,

    Flo was a wonderful presence at the Medical Libraries and a great asset. She did all sorts of work with efficiency and enthusiasm and then looked around for more to do. May the fond memories of her family, friends and colleagues be of some comfort to you at this sad time. Diane Wolf

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