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Betty Louise Reesman, 75, Dayton, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 9, 1937, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Mae (Zellefrow) Anthony.
Mrs. Reesman lived in the area most of her life and devoted her life to caring for her family.
She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed dirt track racing and watching NASCAR.
In her spare time Mrs. Reesman liked talking on her CB radio, bowling and playing bingo with her friends.
Cooking was a passion of hers, and she loved watching cooking channels and creating delicious meals for her friends and family.
Those who knew her will remember her love of joking and making people laugh, and her witty sense of humor.
Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband of 54 years, William Reesman; two sons, Terry Anthony, of Dayton, and Brian Reesman and wife, Kristine of Worthington; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, the Rev. Walter (Bud) Anthony of Seneca; and a sister, Loretta Kissinger of Kittanning.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Reesman was preceded in death by a sister, Aretta Sinclair.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 East Main St., Dayton.
Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the funeral home with Rev. Walter Anthony officiating.
Interment will follow at Copenhaver Crossroads Cemetery, Redbank Township, Armstrong County.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Reesmanâ€™s honor to the American Cancer Society, Armstrong Unit, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home Inc.
To express online condolences to Mrs. Reesmanâ€™s family or view a tribute honoring her life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.