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Rachel J. Whitlock

d. October 12, 2019

Rachel J. Whitlock (Reeves), 85, of Jenningsville passed away Saturday , October 12, 2019.

Born March 27, 1934 in Falls, PA., she was the daughter of the late Beecher and Edna Reeves. She was a 1952 graduate of Falls-Overfield High School in Mill City.

Rachel was a hard worker and put long hours in cooking for many folks over the years as the heart and soul of the food that came out of the kitchen of Tug’s Tavern for over 32 years. She did this week in and week out with very few days off.

When she had time to relax, she loved to keep her mind active with jigsaw puzzles and work on her crossword books. She had a talent for painting and created many works of art on canvas and saw blades.  She loved to get out in her paddle boat and fish or just relax.

Later on in retirement she could be found tending to her garden or cruising on her golf cart by herself or with family. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert (Tug) Whitlock Sr. in 2011 as well her four brothers Raymond, Russell, Wallace, and Donald Reeves.

She is survived by daughters Patricia Whitlock (Jeff Boice) of Jenningsville, Sherry Barbacci of Tunkhannock, and son Robert Whitlock Jr. (wife Janine) of Jenningsville, grandchildren Kimberly Atkins, Tara Burgess, Angela Setters, Cole and Curtis Barbacci and 4 great-grandchildren.

Rachel is also survived by brother Howard Reeves, and sisters Averil Dymond and Elaine Wierbowski (husband Bernard Wierbowski).

At Rachel’s request, there will be no services.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Memorial contributions can be made in Rachel’s name to the Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, 109 German Hill Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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