Mrs. Loretta Reece passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011, while at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri. Born on April 23, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, to Lem and Bertha (Gee) Mullins, she was 91 years old.
Loretta was united in marriage to Noble Reece on September 10, 1936 in Sanger, California. To this union four children were born. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Louise Adamson and Lillian Hadlock; a daughter, Barbara Jackson; a granddaughter Patricia Darlene Boker; and a grandson, Daniel Grogan.
Loretta is survived by her daughters, Bertha Tilley of Peace Valley, Missouri, and Bonnie Grogan of Willow Springs, Missouri; her son, Donald Reece of Seymour, Missouri; her grandchildren, Lorrie Ebert and husband Floyd of Cabool, Missouri, Jim Baker of Jonesboro, Arkansas, John Tilley and wife Jan of Omaha, Nebraska, Judy Tilley of West Plains, Missouri, Scott Grogan and wife Christy of Willow Springs, Patty Salsman and husband Andy of Palmyra, Missouri, Jr. Reece and wife Paulette of Georgia, Deanna Reece of Georgia, Dereck Reece of Norwood, Missouri, and Jesse Reece of Seymour, Missouri; numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and her sisters, Lemma Sanders and husband Gerald, and Billie Deaver, all of Sanger, California.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Willow Springs. Burial was at Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Cabool. Arrangements were under the direction of Willow Funeral Home in Willow Springs.