Reah Ray Logsdon, age 83, of Beardstown died Friday, December 2, 2022 at Heritage Health in Beardstown. IL.
She was born April 6, 1939 in Beardstown IL, the daughter of Ray and Elva Lee (Jones) Logsdon.
She was the last surviving in her immediate family and was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Mary Hiles, Betty Logsdon, and Patricia Davidsmeier, and five brothers; Herschel, Frances, John, Tom, and David Logsdon. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including her special care giving team; Scott (wife Teresa) Davidsmeier of Beardstown, Bonnie (husband Ken) Cox of Sherman, Dr. Michael (wife Laura) Hiles of Lafayette, Indiana and until her death, her sister Mary Hiles (AKA “Team Reah”)
Reah was a graduate of Beardstown High School Class of 1957. She was a past member of Beardstown Lions Club and the First Congregational Church of Beardstown. During Reah’s work career she worked as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines in Chicago for two years, in construction with Logsdon Sand and Gravel until 1984 and was a 20-year member of the Central Laborers Union, Local #477 until her retirement in 2001. In her early years she loved riding horses and raising cattle. Reah was known for her Bargain /Treasure hunting escapades with her sister Patricia, usually benefitting someone else in need. She was very proud of the influence she put forward with friend Nancy Walters and sister Patricia Davidsmeier in helping establish and construct the Mile 88 Park located next to the Illinois River on Main Street in Beardstown. She enjoyed fishing, bowling with her friends and had a passion for animals, especially her affinity for dogs and the Husky breed. She also loved mushroom hunting in the timbers around her home every spring. Her spunky personality and wit will be missed by those who loved her the most.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the memorial home.
Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Lions Club or Schuyler County Humane Society. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.