Janice Irene Briggs Reese, age 82, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2019. She was born in LaOtto, Indiana, on March 1, 1937. Raised on a large farm with her three sisters, she grew up knowing how to work hard and give 110%. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1955, and earned a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Manchester College, Indiana, in 1960.
Jan started her teaching career in Maumee, Ohio, had two children, Rian and Kristina, and moved to Miami, FL, in 1972. In 1977, she began her career at the Cushman school in Miami. She was a pillar in the Cushman community for forty years through her retirement in 2017. Jan and her husband, Sid Reese, have 5 children, 19 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Her love of God, family, teaching, cooking, and making everyone feel welcomed lives on in them.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her life can contribute toward student scholarships at her beloved Cushman School through https://giving.veracross.com/cushman/give/janfikefund#gift-amount-step. A celebration of life reception will be held at 3:30pm on Sunday, December 1st, 2019, at Allegro Winter Park, 2701 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792
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