Florence I. Reel
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.