Reba Hirzel


October 25, 2012

Reba Hirzel, age 53, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home outside Tuppers Plains while surrounded by her loving family.

It was Reba’s wish to both live and die in her beautiful farmhouse that her and her loving husband Jeff work so hard on to get just right.

After a long battle with cancer, Reba Layton Hirzel died at home on Wednesday, October 17, with her family at her side. Reba is survived by her husband, Jeffrey; daughter, Stormi Frazier; son, Justin Welch; aunt, Ida Heugel; and grandmother, Opal Darst.

A small, private service will be held for Reba’s immediate family and close friends.

Despite the diagnosis of a late stage cancer, Reba survived for more than two years, living life fully and never holding back. For anyone who knew Reba well, this was no surprise, it was just Reba. In lieu of sending flowers, donations to the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University would be wonderful. Any such gift can be sent to:

The Office of Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs 1480 W. Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221.

Crow-Hussell Funeral Home has been entrusted with Reba’s care, there is an on-line registry at