Louisabel K. Reiter
Lou Reiter, born in Colorado Springs, CO in 1929, and formerly of Bradley and Prosperity, died quietly in her sleep on February 8, 2020. She was ninety years old.

Lou and her husband Paul served in pastoral ministry, missionary service, and ministry at Appalachian Bible College. At ABC, she mentored women, provided hospitality, and encouraged students and staff. She was a beloved Bible teacher and guest speaker, known for giving wise, Biblical advice. She wrote countless letters throughout her adult life, keeping in touch with people whom she had known in high school and through every phase of life after that.

She lived in the Bradley area for 37 years, only leaving in 2013 to be closer to her daughter. She lived independently at Calvary Homes in Lancaster, PA for some years. More recently, she received excellent care in the nursing unit there.

Lou had chronic kidney disease. When the doctor recommended hospice care in September, she was completely at peace with that decision. She had no fear of death and shared this with others. Her certainty of going to be with her Lord after dying made each day closer to that goal sweeter. In fact, she often woke up in the morning disappointed because she had wished to wake up in heaven!

She is survived by her daughters Kathy Brown and Laura Hannah; her son-in-law John Hannah; five grandchildren and three of their spouses; and three great-grandchildren.

Waiting in heaven to greet her was her Savior, as well as her husband, Paul Reiter, parents, sisters, brother, son-in-law Lyn Brown, and a myriad of friends and family.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 22nd at Lookout Baptist Church, 29862 Midland Trail, Lookout, WV. For those who attend, feel free to dispense with black and wear colorful clothing in honor of Lou's love of beauty and as evidence of our joy that she is celebrating her new life in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Calvary Homes' Benevolent Fund (502 Elizabeth Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601) which supports those in care at Calvary Homes so they may remain on site, regardless of their lack of financial means. This was a fund dear to Lou's heart.

Kathy and Laura wish to extend heartfelt thanks to those who blessed their dear Mother throughout her life.
Published on February 14, 2020


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Linda Sorrells Voltz
Feb 18, 2020
I loved "Mrs. Reiter" as we called her at Appalachian. I was in one of her evening classes for married students "Wife of a Christian Worker". The one thing I remember about that was a helpful hint... "When you get up in the morning, dress for the day." That has been so helpful through the busy years of parenting and serving in variouis capacities! She was a sweetheart and it is a joy to know that she is now resting in the presence of her Savior most of all, but also reunited with "Dean Reiter". They made an impact on us (Dave and I both). God bless your family!
Howard & Marcia Davidson
Feb 16, 2020
Lou was a sweet lady who blessed us very much. She was a great encouragement to our daughter as well when she was a student. It was special to be able to visit her at Calvary Homes last autumn.
Sheila Canterberry-Christian
Feb 16, 2020
Wonderful, sweet I attended church with her @ Hilltop for many years. Prayer and condolences for all of you. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give you peace beyond understanding.
Vic & Karen Wynkoop
Feb 16, 2020
The Reiters were both a blessing to Vic and me at Appalachian Binle College during
our years as students. 1975 -1979. I spent some time in their home, helping with her mom. A lovely family!
Feb 15, 2020
Mrs. Reiter touched my life. Her love for the Lord and for others, for all things beautiful, and her gracious and humble spirit serves as an example of a true woman of God.
Feb 15, 2020
I learned so much from her about being a lady, as she addressed the student wives when my husband was a student in the late seventies and early eighties. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Jimmy and April Talton
Feb 15, 2020
Your mother was such a blessing and encouragement to us at our time at ABC! Praying for you all.