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  • Visitation:  4-7 p.m.  Wednesday
  • Funeral:  11:00 a.m.  Thursday

Mrs. Barbara Kay Reisner, age 71, of Rainbow Lake, Trufant, formerly of Lansing, went home to be with her Lord Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2008. The daughter of Clyde & Edith (Benjamin) Shelden, she was born on Oct. 25, 1936 in Lansing. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1954 and worked as a legal secretary.

On March 11, 1989, in Lansing, she married Paul R. Reisner. Together, they enjoyed weekends at their cottage at Rainbow Lake so much that after retiring in 1992, they made there home there. In the winters, they volunteered with the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program which enabled them to travel throughout the United States. She attended Langston Bible Church and enjoyed sewing, needlework, and handicrafts.

Surviving are her husband, Paul R. Reisner; her children, Michele Rhea, James Rhea, and Beth & Glenn Jimmerson; a sister, Beverly & Kenneth VanRiper; two brothers, Richard & Donna Shelden and Bruce & Linda Shelden; four step-daughters, Tracie & Tim, Angie & Ryan Kavenaugh, Cindi Resiner, and Betsy Flambo; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with Pastor Tom Bush officiating. Visitation is Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to the Langston Church Building Fund are available. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Barbaras online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on February 4, 2008 at 12:00 am


    02/07/2008 –

    Tom & Nan Carter

    Praying for you, Paul, and the family.
    Tom & Nan

    02/05/2008 –

    Kay Lynn and Mike Budas

    Althought it has been many years since I’ve seen Aunt Barb, I have lovely memories of her beautiful smile and laughter.
    Paul, Michelle, Jim, and BethAnn, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    02/04/2008 –

    Pam and Mark Redder

    02/04/2008 –

    Beverly and Toby VanRiper

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