Rea Mae Huff, 87, of Zanesville, passed away peacefully, May 6, 2021 at her residence.
She was born July 9, 1933 in Adamsville, OH daughter of the late Willis Cole and Luella King Cole Rice.
She was a homemaker busy hauling four children to church, boy scouts, Devilettes, band practice, softball, dancing and other school activities from 1958 to 1982, after which she became a Zanesville fire/police dispatcher. She taught Sunday school at First United Methodist Church for five years, and tutored at Grover Cleveland and Eastside. She was active in PTA for many years and held offices at both school and district levels. She joined Pilot International and held local and state positions, and was KOW District Governor in 2012. Rea still continued to help Pilot. She enjoyed volunteering and supported the American Red Cross and Disabled American Veterans. She was an avid fan of Genealogy and member of the Muskingum County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society. She enjoyed crocheting and made sure the grandkids stayed warm under their “500 pound blankets.” In her spare time she never attended a meeting that she was on time to. “Let’s Go Mom We’re Late!”
She is survived by her son Richard “Rick” (Lori) Huff Jr.; daughters, Linda (Greg) Nesbit, Laura Huff; brother Willis (Carol) Cole; grandchildren, Nick (Jennifer) Huff, Adam (Kayla) Huff, Kelsey (Trent Bowen) Huff, Bryce Nesbit, Todd Smitley, Scott Dozer; and great-grandchildren, Leah Huff, Lily Huff, Lauren Huff.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Richard “Dick” Craig Huff Sr.; daughters, Lisa Gay Huff, Carol Ann Sheka; brother Richard K. Cole; step-father Lawrence E. Rice.
Calling hours will be held Thursday May 13, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home and Friday May 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, where services will be held at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Muskingum County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society 740-453-0391 ex.139
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