Betty Reece Meadows, daughter of the late Victor J. Reece and Jeanette White Reece, was born on Jan. 22, 1933, at Townley and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 78.
Mrs. Meadows was a former factory worker for Hawley Products at St. Charles, Ill., and a resident of Malden.
She is survived by three sons, Norman Dale Wright of Rockton, Ill., Gary Wright of Malden and Ronnie Wright of Friedheim; by one daughter, Deborah Flannery of Bernie; by seven grandchildren, April Harland, Brett Wright, Stephen Wright, Kayla Wright, Krystle Wright, Becka Tracy and Stacy Jarrett; by four great-grandchildren, Michael Harland, Madelyn Harland, Josh Jarrett and Justin Jarrett; by her longtime companion, Richard Meadows; by six brothers, Paul Reece of Ladysmith, Wisc., James Reece of Doniphan, Roger Reece and Ronnie Reece, both of Malden, Junior Reece and Bobby Reece, both of Malden; by three sisters, Carolyn Reece of Bernie, Joyce Garrett and Linda Blevins, both of Williamsville.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Funeral services will then be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie. Interment will follow in the Stevens Cemetery near Malden.