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Reva Werts

August 15, 1924 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Reva Miller Werts, of Urbana, formerly of Philo Illinois passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living, Urbana, on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 9:01 p.m.

Reva was born August 15, 1924, northeast of Philo, Illinois on her family’s farm, the fourth of six daughters of Frank J. and Lottie (Johnson) Miller. She was preceded in death by her sisters Wanda Whitton, Juanita Brewer, Mary Keith, and her twin-sister Rena O’Neil. She is survived by her sister Jean McCormick of Philo.

Reva married Thomas (“Tommy”) Werts on February 2, 1946, in the Presbyterian Manse in Danville, Illinois. Together, they farmed southeast of Urbana, maintaining their homestead for nearly 60 years until Tommy’s passing on December 1, 2006. Reva and Tommy had a daughter, Charlene Werts, of Urbana, who they cherished. She survives.

In addition to managing her farm with Tommy, Reva enjoyed many other pursuits. She served as superintendent of the culinary and sewing department at the Champaign County Fair. She was a lifetime member of the Carle Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Mayview and then the First United Methodist Church of Urbana. She enjoyed camping with Tommy and Charlene. Besides her sisters, she had many other relations, including her husband’s sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Derrol Halberstadt, as well as many nieces and nephews, who were all very special to her.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Freese Funeral Home in Sidney at 2:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m., to be held at Locust Grove Cemetary, Philo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Brookdale Assisted Living (1706 E Amber Ln, Urbana), and Transitions Care (201 N Randolph St., Champaign).

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 1, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

Graveside Service
Friday
April 1, 2022

3:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

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