Jane (Walmer) Reese

Jane (Walmer) Reese 83 of Shawnee, Kansas passed away August 23, 2011 at Royal Terrace Center.  She was born on April 4, 1927 in California to Harry and Mina Walmer. Jane is survived by her daughter Richelle Brenneman-Cox and her son Richard Lawrence Reese Jr.  Jane leaves six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  

Services to celebrate Jane’s life will be held at the Merriam Christian Church on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm with services following.  In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to Richelle L. Brenneman, Elizabeth Jane Reese Memorial Fund. Donations can be sent to First National Bank 13518 South Alden, Olathe, Kansas 66062.


  1. Sue Fauser on December 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. Jane was an exceptional woman who made a difference in the lives of many people, including mine.

    I attended Merriam Christian Church with Jane in the 90’s, and was part of a womens group she founded. Since my maiden name was Reese, and my son’s name is Reese, we shared a special bond. She showed me that a devoted Christian woman can be strong as well as humble.

    She coached my son in Optimist Oratorical competitions, and he received a college scholorship when he won the competition. He will graduate from KU with his BSN in May, and I was saddened to find this obituary when I was looking for Jane’s address in order to send her a graduation announcement.

    Jane was a remarkable woman who lived life on her own terms, and at the same time loved God and her fellow man deeply. I am so sorry for your loss, may God bless you with the memories you have of her.

  2. Vanessa (Pflumm) Kuhn on August 29, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was like a second grandmother to me when I was little. I spent many days swimming in her pool and going shopping with her a Jamie. My thoughts go out to all of you.


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