Amanda J. Rees, 31, Jasper

Amanda ReesAmanda J. Rees, age 31, of Jasper passed away Thursday (August 22) at her home. She was born April 1, 1982, in Jasper Ron and Betty (Kuntz) Garland. She married Aaron Rees on July 9, 2005.

Amanda was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her children.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron Rees, Jasper; two daughters, Alva and Ella Rees and one son, Nolan Rees, all at home; her parents, Ron and Betty Garland, Jasper; her paternal grandmother, Lucille Garland, Jasper; one brother, Bryant Garland, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Carl and Helen Kuntz, and her paternal grandfather, Vernis “Copper” Garland.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at


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