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She was born Jan. 27, 1928, to Ralph and Goldie (Kerstetter) Rieger, and had five siblings, Donald (Betty) Rieger, Lewis (Louise) Rieger, Betty (Truman) Spotts, Shirley (Donald) Haak, and Ralph Jr. (Lorna) Rieger.
In 1947, Jean married Harry Reader and they had five children, Terry (Sharon) Reader, Herbert (Kathy) Reader, Juanita (Larry) Talley, Suzanne (John) Sampsell, and Lisa (John) Balascik. Harry passed away in 1986.
Grandchildren are Theresa Neitz, Charles (Tonya) Reader, Corey (Tracy) Reader, Jessica Talley, Heather (Chris) Anderson, Heidi Sampsell, Kevin (Keri) Balascik, Amy Balascik, and Kurt (Alyson) Balascik; 13 great-grandchildren, Jordan, CJ, Isabella, Amelia, Carissa, Sydney, David, Caitlin, Nick, Rachel, Braedan, Matthew and Luke; In March 2018, Jean welcomed her first great-great-grandson, Cameron.
Loved ones who preceded Jean were Donald Rieger, Heidi Sampsell, Louise Rieger, Donald Haak, Lyn Haak, John Sampsell, friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Seibert EC Church, Herndon, with the Rev. Richard Sweppenhiser officiating.
Special thanks to the care received by Dr. Wendy Rissinger who came to her house to care for her, and to her hospice caretakers, Pam Leitzel and Pat Filarski.
Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Parkinsons Research.
Arrangements are by the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, Trevorton.
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