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Paul E. Reas

Paul E. Reas Paul E. Reas

Paul Edwin Reas, 91, Corydon, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center ‘ Indian Creek in Corydon.
Born Nov. 14, 1923, in Corydon, he was the son of the late John O. and Lula Tindall Reas.
He was a 1943 graduate of Corydon High School and joined the Army later that year, serving as a medic in North Africa and Italy during World War II and receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his duty. In 1951, he moved to Goshen, where he worked for the Messick Packing Co. and Bender’s Grocery in New Paris. After returning to Harrison County in 1972, he worked for Doe Valley Key Market in Brandenburg. He also served two terms as a Harrison County councilman, was a precinct committeeman for the Harrison County Democratic Party, was a bailiff for Judge H. Lloyd (Tad) Whitis, was a member of the Mauckport United Methodist Church and the Harrison No. 122 Masonic Lodge in Brandenburg and was a founding member of the Mauckport Volunteer Fire Dept.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Marie Frakes; three brothers, Clyde Taylor, John (Bud) Reas and William (Burdette) Reas; and two sisters, Mildred Emily and Annis Barrow.
Survivors include three children, Barbara Manus and John Reas, both of Corydon, and Gregory Reas of Lanesville; a sister, Catheryn Mathes of Corydon; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Masonic rites at 6, and Sunday, Nov. 8, after 10 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Officiant: The Rev. Charles Pelc.
Pallbearers: Bradley Reas, John Dowell, Jeff Couch, Travis McKim, Gary Kleeman and Tony Combs.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Mauckport United Methodist Church.