On Saturday, August 1, 2020, Reba Jane Deiss, beloved wife of the late Arthur William Deiss, passed away at the age of 88. Reba was born on July 20, 1932 in Mixersville, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Merle Myers and Mildred Myers.
Reba is survived by her four children, Lisa Roe (Tucker) of Fort Mill, SC; Leslie Feld (Stephen, deceased) of Blue Ash, OH; Lori Brown (Doug) of Sandusky, OH; and Matthew Deiss of Fort Mill, SC. She was lovingly known as “Mimi” and adored by her eight grandchildren, Scott Roe (Linda), Adam Smith (Laura), Hilary Roe Stover (Craig), Chelsea Smith Wirtz (Charles), Molly Smith Fangmann (Chris), Zachary Brown, Jackson Deiss, and Isabella Deiss; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Reba was a cherished sister of Jack Myers (Irene), Joyce Rood (Jerry), Allen Myers and the late Neil Myers.
Reba was a proud alumna of Miami University and happily resided in Oxford, Ohio for most of her life where she raised her family and was a proud realtor. She was a member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and enjoyed Friday nights at the Oxford Country Club with her husband, friends, and martinis. Upon entering heaven, she likely greeted those who preceded her with a martini and cheese plate held by her immaculately manicured fingertips, while wearing a perfectly coordinated outfit. Her family and friends are grateful to have enjoyed her delicious cooking, recipes and cookbook. The traditions she created of enjoying sweet rolls, pies and “Grandma on the Farm’s Sugar Cookies” (for which Reba won a blue ribbon award) will be carried on by her family for generations to come. Reba loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with family as she resided in South Carolina for the last 10 years.
In response to the current health concerns related to COVID-19, the family will hold a private memorial at a safer time. Those who knew and were touched by Reba are encouraged to cherish their memories with Reba and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Reba may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.