April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, April 15, 2011 6 - 8 pm
Leon V. Rees, 92, of Urbana, passed away, Monday, April 11, 2011 in
the Sterling House of Urbana.
He was born February 5, 1919 in Sidney, the son of Louis V.
and Leonora (Chambers) Rees. Leon served his country in the
United States Army during WWII. During his working career he was
a master electrician and retired from Navistar. He was a member of Urbana United Methodist Church; order of Eastern star, Urbana Chapter #530 and the Harmony Lodge F. & A.M. # 0008, Urbana, Ohio. Leon was a handyman, he could fix or build anything. He made several grandfather clocks and many beautiful stained glass piece.
He is survived by his daughters, Lola Diane (William) Coates of North Lewisburg and Judy Lynn (Carl) Hickey of Urbana, his son, Garald V. (Janet) Rees of Cable, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, his sister, Jean (Bob) Lontz of Sidney and several nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Lola (Litton) Rees.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Hospice, 949 N. Main St., Urbana, Ohio 43078, Sterling House of Urbana, 609 E. Water St., Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Caring Kitchen, 300 Miami St. Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com