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Oletha L. Reames

July 28, 1923 — December 21, 2020

Oletha L. Reames, 97, of Mikado, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 at The Harbors in East Tawas. Born July 28, 1923 to George B. and Chasta (Long) Canada in Memphis, TN she was raised there. On May 2, 1942 she married Wilson A. Reames in Mississippi. They moved to Mikado in 1946. A devoted homemaker, Oletha loved to cook, enjoyed canning, and raised seven children. She was an avid reader and liked to play Yahtzee. Oletha is survived by six children, Dennis (Kay) Reames of Unionville, MI, Claudia (Robert) Pitts of Punta Gorda FL, Marcia (Stanley) Waszkiewicz of Mikado, Douglas (Gloria) Reames of Alger, MI, Curtis (Pamela) Reames of Freeland, MI, and Steven Reames of Nashville TN, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson on January 13, 1998, her daughter, Paula Swan on February 9, 2015, two sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Reames is at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln where friends may call Monday, December 28, 2020 from 12:00 PM until the funeral service at 3:00 PM. Rev. Tim Steiner will officiate. Burial will be in Mikado Cemetery in the spring. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Oletha L. Reames, please visit our flower store.


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