Rachel Lenore East of Miami died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Miami Nursing Center after an illness. She was 88.
Mrs. East was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Turkey Ford to Lloyd and Carla (Marshal) Reece. She lived in the Wyandotte, Miami area most of her life.
She was a homemaker.
She married Donald East on April 12, 1947, in Miami. He preceded her in death in October, 1984.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Leon Morgan and Clarence Morgan; her parents, and two sisters, Ruby Wheeler-Brown and Louella Insley.
Survivors include one son, Bert East of Miami; two daughters, Donna Jodrey of Commerce and Kathy Shumaker and her husband Jerry of Wichita, Kan.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. The Rev. Bob Barker will officiate. Burial will be in Wyandotte Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.