In Memory of

Jean

Panke

Reid

(Panke)

Obituary for Jean Panke Reid (Panke)

“I enjoy the intricacies of things”, Jean possessed a curious heart. She enjoyed the precision of needlework, airplanes and property management.


And as we celebrate her life, we celebrate that Jean truly was a trailblazer, getting her pilots license in 1967, a time when women didn’t do those kinds of things.

She broke away from bigger real estate firms to start her own business, successfully providing shelter and comfort to thousands of people and families for over 30 years.

She was a musician & organist, a sports car enthusiast, a pilot, a swimming instructor, a business owner, a community planner, church leader and most of a loving mom and “Gran” to her 3 grandchildren.

Her generous smile, her giving spirit and her strength will always remind of us the truly important things in this life.

Born June 9th, 1939 and departed August 16th, 2020 leaving her son, Jeffery Reid, his wife Olguita and grand daughter, Elizabeth Reid. She is also survived by her daughter Deanna, son-in-law George Lindsey and grandsons Zachary and Matthew Lindsey.

A Celebration of Life will be 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2020 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky 40205. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paul Church, 2000 Douglas Blvd., Louisville, KY 40205 with Touched Twice noted in your memo.