Elaine  Reiss


Elaine Reiss, nee Rutstein, 81, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born July 31, 1937, in New York, NY, daughter of Louis Rutstein and Lillian (Wilson) Rutstein.
Beloved wife of Dr. Norman Reiss. Loving mother of Steven (Celia) Kirshenbaum, David (Marcy) Kirshenbaum and the late Mindy Kirshenbaum (1962-1998). Cherished grandmother of Bryce (Lexxee) and Kyle Kirshenbaum, Ellie, Alex and Ethan Kirshenbaum, and Jillian and Jeff Jaycox. Proud great-grandmother of Bradley Kirshenbaum. Dear sister of deceased Nat (Carol) Rutstein and Mark Rutstein. Treasured aunt of David (Gayle) Rutstein, Dale (Helen) Rutstein, Tod (Greta) Rutstein and Val (Eric) Rutstein.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Green Acres Memory Gardens in Crossville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to America Needs You Chicago Chapter (americaneedsyou.org/donate).
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on January 17, 2019
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