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Ginny Reece

June 6, 1934 – October 24, 2023



Virginia Lee “Ginny” Reece was born June 6, 1934 in Kansas City, KS and died October 24, 2023. She was the daughter of Harry and Edna Ristow and sister of Richard Ristow.


She attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma where she met Bill Reece who would become her husband for 73 years. Together they had four children: Rebecca Sue Parsons (deceased), Cynthia Jean Snyder, Jonathan Thomas Reece, James Scott Reece and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Even before becoming the wife of a minister, her vocational goal was to be a church secretary. Along the way she earned her bachelor’s degree, and was secretary to company presidents and university deans.  She also worked as a church secretary. Ginny was highly involved in the Christian Church, the lives of her family and in making the world a better place.



This week we learned of the death of the colleague that we became acquainted with when we were in the Kansas City Religious House.  In the time of the Local Church Experiment we were excited to learn of the seemingly radical, innovative work of ministry that Bill and Ginny Reece in Wichita were doing.  Read more in the Archives about this work at the Pine Valley Christian Church.  What a team!

           ~~  Lynda and John Cock