CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - Callista Carol Reese, 82, of Cortland, Ohio, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving and grateful family.
She was born to the late, John O'Connell and Margaret (McKenna) O'Connell on December 19, 1935, in Girard, Ohio.
Callista attended school in Niles, Ohio and was a member of the class of 1954 at St. Mary's High School in Warren, Ohio.
She married George Reese in 1960 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Vienna, Ohio.
Callista was a member of St. Pius and St. Cyril Methodius Catholic churches in Warren.
She worked for the Trumbull County Clerk of Courts and Trumbull County Juvenile Court from 1958 until she retired in 2004.
Callista's life was marked by her tremendous devotion to her family, her generosity and her care and compassion for others, especially children. Her wonderful sense of humor and unfailing kindness made her a popular aunt, classmate, coworker and neighbor and she built many friendships that lasted throughout her life.
Callista is survived by her husband, George; son, David (Jean) Reese of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, Beth (Tom) Beebe of Cortland, Ohio and her grandchildren, Colin, Bradley, Cameron (Macarena) and Nichole.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Nancy and her brothers, Jack, Pat and Bill.
Family and friends may pay their respects Monday, December 10 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. Cyril & Methodius Church), 185 Laird Avenue NE, Warren, Ohio 44483 with Rev. Thomas J. McCarthy, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care, 500 East Market Street #29, Warren, Ohio 44484.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences to Callista’s family.
A television tribute will air Monday, December 10 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.