Julie Reese

Julie Ann Reese, 42, Olathe, KS, died at her home on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, of leukemia. Visitation is Sunday, January 10th, 6-8 pm and the funeral is Monday, January 11th, 1 pm at Countryside Baptist Church, 14150 W. 175th St., Olathe, KS, with burial following at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Suite 202,Shawnee Mission, KS 62202. Julie was born on February 27, 1967, in Harlan, IA, to Allyn and Beverly (Pries) Bartelson.  She graduated from Irwin-Kirkman Community High School in Irwin, IA, as Valedictorian of her class in May 1985.  In 1989, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Educaton form Iowa State University in Ames, IA.  Julie married Larry Reese in 1990 at the Irwin United Methodist Church.  She completed her Master’s Degree at Mid-America Nazarene University in 1999.  Julie’s taught band, piano, strings, and vocal music in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas schools.  Since 1999, she taught vocal music at Regency Place Elementary.  Julie was active in 4-H, church, and played the flute in the ISU Marching Band.  She enjoyed serving children in Sunday School, church choir, AWANA, and 4-H.  Julie was a member of Countryside Baptist Church in Olathe, KS.  Julie survived by her; husband, Larry; daughters, Samantha, Linnea, Hannah; parents, Allyn & Beverly (Pries) Bartelson, Irwin, IA; sisters, Linda Player, Olathe, KS, Peggy & (Derrick) Barker, Marshalltown, IA; mother-in-law, Sandy Reese, Schaumburg, IL; brother-in-laws/sister-in-laws, Tom & Lisa Reese, Algonquin, IL, Nancy & Jeff Hesemann, Tigard, OR; niece, Michaela Player, nephews, Brandon & Jonathan Reese; stepnieces/stepnephews, Ashlee (Barker) & Corey Stupp, Zander & Emma; and other relatives and friends. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

 

Visits: 6

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  1. Clark and Ann Julius on January 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Ann and I are thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time.



  2. Amy Fitzgerald on January 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    All 3 of my children were blessed to be taught music by Mrs. Reese. We celebrate that she knew Jesus and is now hearing the best music ever, but our prayers go out to your family for God’s comfort and peace be with you in this road ahea d of you. Julie finished well and gave glory to God through her trials. She will be missed by many students and parents!



  3. Sean Nelson on January 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Julie was such a wonderful cousin to me. I remember when we would go to visit Grandma and Grandpa I was so excited to see Julie and the girls too. I remember attempting to stay the night at Allyn and Bev’s once. Julie played some game called Cooties with me, and let me try to play her trumpet. And I think we will all remember once when they came to visit us in Batavia how the infamouse Sammy the Snake recording came to be.

    Julie, you are a wonderful person, cousin, mother and wife. I praise God that your sickness has been defeated and you have gone to your Heavenly Home.



  4. Meredith Wright on January 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    The heavens declare the Glory of God…Psalms 19:1 Love to all my family and my God hold you in His arms as He has held us.
    We Love you
    meredith



  5. Karen (Triplett) Cassidy on January 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    We will miss Julie dearly. She was a wonderful person but we know she is in a wonderful place and has no more pain. We love you Julie!!



  6. Patty Thraen-Branning on January 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Julie was a classmate and friend of mine from kindergarten. She has been an inspiration to me through her courageous battle. She was placed on this Earth for a special mission and I belive it was to teach us all about unbelieveable faith. I am thinking about your family at this difficult time.



  7. Shelli Rasmussen Lorenzen on January 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    My heartfelt sympathies to Julie’s family. Julie was a classmate from kindergarten until high school graduation. Her courageous battle and unending faith has been an inspiration to so many. Continued thoughts and prayers are with you.



  8. Ellie Drescher on January 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I was honored to have worked with Julie for 9 years at Regency Place. I have a lot of fond memories of Julie working with my kindergartners through the years. I always admired her strong faith in God and her wonderful smile. I will really miss her.



  9. Corey, Ashlee, Zander, and Emma Stupp on January 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    May God be with in you in these hard times. God Bless



  10. Risa Sawyer on January 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    We had alot of great times together as kids, all of them great memories. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers.



  11. Rex & Judy Grabill on January 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God grant you all the strength to endure.
    We would so like to come for Julie’s service; due to the extreme weather and our age we decided we best not.
    Julie was very special to us. We have many happy memories. Julie’s warm smile and kind ways were a gift she shared so freely.

    Love and hugs,
    Rex and Judy



  12. Charlotte Garwood on January 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. I’ve been following her battle on Caring Bridge all this time. She is going to be missed. I’m so thankful we can know where she is now.



  13. Julia Wade on January 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    You will be very missed Mrs. Reese!! I’ll be praying for your family in the coming months. For I know the plans I have for you declares the lord, plans for good and not evil. Plans to give you hope and a future.



  14. kris wedeman and family on January 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    We are deeply saddened losing julie as part of our 4-h family, but we are glad she is at peace and with God, may God be with you and bring peace to you in this time of sorrow, knowing julie is in the arms of God and her struggle is ended. We are praying for your family, Julie will be with us in spirit forever.



  15. kris wedeman and family on January 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    We are deeply saddened losing julie as part of our 4-h family, but we are glad she is at peace and with God, may God be with you and bring peace to you in this time of sorrow, knowing julie is in the arms of God and her struggle is ended. We are praying for your family, Julie will be with us in spirit forever.



  16. Donna Splettstaszer on January 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I am Cindy Jacobs mother. Cindy worked with Larry at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t know Julie, but I have followed her journey on caringbridge. My heart goes out to you, Larry, and your girls. May the peace and joy of knowing your wife and mother is with her Savior with no more pain, but everlasting life give you peace in your memories of her. God bless you during this difficult time. Donna



  17. Patricia Pfoutz on January 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Julie was an inspiration to all of us w her unwaiving faith & trust in the Lord. She never gave up hope no matter what the prognosis was nor would she allow the doctors to not give her every option & possible treatment available. She had a very strong will to live because she wanted to be here for her 3 beautiful daughters. May God bless her soul & watch over her children and help Larry be strong through this time. Pat & Rod Pfoutz



  18. Lisa Raab on January 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    You were always nice to me Juile. I will always remember that. I will miss you alot.
    Love Lisa



  19. Kelly Raab on January 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I enjoyed working with you in mini 4H.
    We will miss you alot.
    Love, Kelly



  20. Sherry Nelson on January 9, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I was so blessed to have Julie in my life growing up. We shared so much in friendship and in faith. I know I am a kinder, more patient and loving person because of her life and everyday witness. What a grace-filled person. My heart goes to Larry, Samantha, Linnea and Hannah, as well as Allyn, Bev, Linda and Peggy. May you be strengthened and comforted…



  21. Jerry and Andrea Rooker on January 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Dear Larry and girls,
    We have such fond memories of Julie! She was an awesome example of Christ to all of us. We know that she has fought the good fight and she is with Jesus now! We pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time. With love,
    Jerry and Andrea Rooker



  22. bettyblue3sbcglobal.net on January 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Larry,
    I only know Julie thru working working with you at Hobby Lobby and thru the postingss on Facebook. I know she was dearly loved by you and many others. I hurt with you, and rejoice that Julie has been such a wonderful Christian woman and friend to so many.



  23. bettyblue3sbcglobal.net on January 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Larry,
    I only know Julie thru working working with you at Hobby Lobby and thru the postingss on Facebook. I know she was dearly loved by you and many others. I hurt with you, and rejoice that Julie has been such a wonderful Christian woman and friend to so many.



  24. Patricia Triplett on January 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Larry –
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. We are so sorry we cannot be there. Even though we didnt get to see you, Julie and the girls as often as we would like because of the distance we live from each other, know that all of you are in our hearts all the time. Praying for you and girls through this difficult time. Julie will truly be missed, but she was such an inspiration to all. We love you so much and pray for all of you.
    Love,
    Aunt Pat and Uncle Al



  25. bettyblue3sbcglobal.net on January 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Larry,
    I only know Julie thru working working with you at Hobby Lobby and thru the postingss on Facebook. I know she was dearly loved by you and many others. I hurt with you, and rejoice that Julie has been such a wonderful Christian woman and friend to so many.



  26. bettyblue3sbcglobal.net on January 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Larry,
    I only know Julie thru working working with you at Hobby Lobby and thru the postingss on Facebook. I know she was dearly loved by you and many others. I hurt with you, and rejoice that Julie has been such a wonderful Christian woman and friend to so many.



  27. bettyblue3sbcglobal.net on January 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Larry,
    I only know Julie thru working working with you at Hobby Lobby and thru the postingss on Facebook. I know she was dearly loved by you and many others. I hurt with you, and rejoice that Julie has been such a wonderful Christian woman and friend to so many.



  28. Laurel Nielsen on January 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    To all of Julie’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister you had. Love, Laurel



  29. Becky (Doonan) Bower on January 11, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    To all of Julie’s family, I was so sad to hear of Julie’s passing. Although many years have passed since we all played together while our parents played cards, somehow, it just doesn’t seem all that long ago. Know that we are holding you all close in our hearts during this time of loss. Trust in Him and He will bring you through. Craig and Becky (Doonan)Bower



  30. susan schaeffer on January 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    You all are in our thoughts an prayers.

    Love,
    David, Susan, Lilly, Jordan, and Makenzie Schaeffer



  31. Linda Belden on January 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I loved the pictures of the memorial tribute to Julie; the funeral was a blessing. I am so grateful that I got to know Julie and to meet her family. You are all dear saints in Christ. Thank you for your witness for Him, and for sharing Julie with all of us. She was a dear friend, mentor and wonderful teacher, and a dedicated mother. May Isaiah 40:31 provide you strength and hope today.



  32. Meredith Wright on January 18, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Just another note to say I think of you everyday.
    Love from Your cousin’Meredith



  33. Gina Sapp on January 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I was honored to have worked with Julie in the Shawnee Mission School District. We would talk, laugh, and collaborate at music in-services since both of us were new music teachers to this district. It was always such fun and she was so helpful, funny, and inspirational. We all missed her when she moved on to another school district, but now we’re all deeply shocked and saddened. Our prayers for comfort and peace go out to her family. And yes she will be missed immensely by many colleagues, students, and parents.



  34. Linda Belden on February 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    We are keeping you in our thoughts in prayers as you find out what life after Julie is like. May God give you peace and comfort today and every day.



  35. Lisa Gremba on April 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I met Julir at the Methodist Church Choir,my name wasLisa Wingert back then. I loved her like a sister and just found a picture in photo albumof her and Larry yesterday,I did not know she passed until now. I pray for Larry and the girls for strngth knowing she is with our Lord. She was an amazing talented lovely human being.



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