8:41 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
Mrs. Dora Catherine "Dee" (Strassler) Ream, 76, of 15369 Young Road in Greencastle, Pa., and currently a guest of ManorCare Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the nursing home.
Born May 30, 1936, in Stoystown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stewart and Cecil (Strassler) Black. She spent her early years in Johnstown, Pa.
Mrs. Ream attended Richland High School and Church of the Brethren, both in Johnstown.
She and her husband, Donald E. Ream Sr., were married in 1953 in Johnstown. They moved to their current residence in 1988. She entered the nursing home in 2010.
She will be remembered as a wonderful homemaker who raised five children and prepared delicious homemade meals for her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Debra Hershey and her husband, David, of Greencastle, Kathy Richey and her husband, Cliff, of Ebensburg, Pa., Tammy Barkley and her husband, David, of Everett, Pa., and Nancy Utsick and her husband, Kerry, of Enola, Pa.; one son, Donald Ream Jr., and his wife, Suzanne, of Shippensburg, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one half brother.
Memorial services will be announced by the family at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.
Online condolences may be made at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.