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Joan C. Reaser

Joan C. Reaser (nee Rothgery), 79, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Life Care Center of Elyria, following a long illness. She was born January 5, 1935, in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident.

A 1952 Elyria Catholic High School graduate, Joan was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She also served as a Ecumenical Minister at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for more then 20 years. Joan was a dedicated mother and grandmother and a 1# fan of the Outdoor Options and Duck Dynasty television shows.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Cecil; daughter, Nancy Reaser of Elyria; sons, Dan, Sr. (Mila) Reaser and Tony (Karlene) Reaser, both of Elyria; son-in-law, Mark Meecha of Eyria; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Bob) Andrewski of Elyria; brothers, Kenneth (Karen) Rothgery and Donald (Marcia) Rothgery both of Elyria; special friend, Regina Speidel.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shari Meecha; son, Steve Reaser; parents, Leona Rogers (nee Laubenthal) and Sylvester "Bus" Rothgery; sisters, Alice Bott-Weber and Laurette Murray.

The Family will receive friends Friday, July 18, 2014, (today), 3 until 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 10 A.M., at St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria (Please meet at church). The Reverend Father Frank Kosem and the Reverend Father Allan Laubenthal will be the Celebrants. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Helping Hands Food Bank at St. Jude Church.

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