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Ellen Reische

September 2, 1941 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 80)


Ellen Marie Reische, age 80, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mt. Sterling. 

She was born September 2, 1941 in Cass County, Illinois the daughter of Harold and Helen Riley Hassmann.  Ellen married Gary M. Reische on July 9, 1961 in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Virginia, Illinois and he survives. 

Mrs. Reische was a homemaker.  She graduated from Beardstown High School with the class of 1959 and then graduated from Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois. 

Mrs. Reische was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.  Ellen always enjoyed quilting and truly loved traveling, along with her husband, in their RV across the country.  She was also a member of the Sew N Sew Club in Colchester, Illinois for several years.  

Survivors include her husband, Gary Reische of Mt. Sterling, Illinois.  2 children Neil Reische (Cindy) of Bushnell, Illinois and Cheryl Taschler (David) of Silver Spring, Maryland.  2 grandchildren Michelle Mason (Kendall) of Macomb, Illinois and Rebecca Vrchota (Bobby) of Chatham, Illinois.  4 great grandchildren Payton, Addison and Brady Mason and Ava Vrchota.  Ellen was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of her 5th great grandchild.  1 sister Mildred Edwards of Brandywine, Maryland also survives along with several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Private services will be held.  Friends and family are invited to watch Ellen’s funeral services live at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022 on the funeral home's website, hendrickerfuneralhome.com

Burial will follow in the Hersman Cemetery in Hersman, Illinois. 

There will be no visitation. 

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. 


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Live Broadcast
January 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Mount Sterling, IL 62353

Video is available for this event

Private Services

Private Interment

Hersman Cemetery
712 IL 99 925 E Street
Mt. sterling, IL 62353

There will be no visitation


First Baptist Church
Mount Sterling IL 62353

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