REASBECK, Erma K., 95, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

She was born June 18, 1917, in Martins Ferry, OH, daughter of the late Charles and Effie Caldwell Ellis.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was active in the Catholic Daughters of America, for which she received an award for fifty years of service. She also served as president of the Mackey Community Center for 40 years.

Erma was a member of the Martins Ferry Booster Club and an avid supporter of Martins Ferry Schools in the areas of academics and athletics. In 2001, she was named Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month, and was a nominee for Citizen of the Year. Erma held the position of Democratic precinct judge for the Belmont County Board of Elections, serving in her home precinct for twenty-five years, in addition to many other areas of community volunteer service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Reasbeck, in 1996; one sister, Thelma Ellis Pasz; four brothers, Ray, James, Edward and Charles.

Survivors include two sons, Richard (Larai) Reasbeck of Yorkville, OH and David (Cynthia) Reasbeck of Martins Ferry; one daughter, Suzanne Reasbeck, of Bardstown, KY; three grandchildren, David (Danielle) Reasbeck and Anthony Reasbeck of Martins Ferry and Christinia (Karl) Reasbeck-Huber of Sykesville, MD; two great-grandchildren, Sabine and Greta Reasbeck-Huber; one brother, William Ellis of Martins Ferry.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH, where friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wake service will be held at 8:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Tom Marut as the celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Martins Ferry Schools Student Athletic Growth Fund, 5001 Ayers-Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH 43935, or the Mackey Community Center, 1520 N. Eighth S1. Martins Ferry, OH 43935.

The family extends its gratitude to the staff at Beacon House and the third floor nursing staff at East Ohio Regional Hospital for their kind attention to Erma.

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