Kathleen Joan Roberts Reel, 96, of Fishers, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.

She was born July 18, 1921, to John P and Viola A (Haller) Casper in Jasper.

She was a 1938 graduate of Jasper High School and received her nursing degree in Asheville, N.C. She served as a registered nurse at the VA Hospital (formerly Oteen VA Hospital) in Asheville, N.C. after WWII, which was one of her favorite places, and where she met her first husband, F.J. 'Buddie' Roberts Jr. The Roberts made their first home in Albemarle, N,C. With the recommendation for a warmer climate for Bud, they moved to Fort Myers, Fla., where she continued her career as a labor, delivery and pediatric nurse. She had also worked in Kentucky and Indiana throughout her 40 year career. After Bud's death, she married Grover Reel and they retired to Florida. They knew each other through family gatherings.

She was a strong, independent woman, who never allowed anything to get her down. She loved people and was caring, compassionate, witty and had a down-home sense of humor. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her son, James Patrick Roy; granddaughter, Jennifer Higginbotham; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Stasey, Donald Casper and Sylvia Hoefer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Frederick J Roberts; second husband, Grover Reel; and two grandchildren, Jamie Roberts and Patrick Roy.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 East 191st St., Noblesville, with Rev. Tom Metzger officiating. Inurnment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Fla.

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