Betty Reece, 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, Mo. on Oct. 9, 2011 at the age of 78.
Ms. Reece was a former factory worker for Hawley Products at St. Charles, Ill. and a resident of Malden, Mo
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Norman Dale Wright and wife, Karen, of Rockton, Ill., Gary Wright and wife, Diana, of Malden, Mo. and Ronnie Tracy and wife, Candice, of Friedheim; by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Flannery and husband, Leslie, of Bernie, Mo.; 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, Wis., James Reece of Doniphan, Mo., Roger Reece and Ronnie Reece, both of Malden, Mo., Junior Reece and Bobby Reece, both of Bernie, Mo.: by three sisters, Carolyn Reece of Bernie, Mo., Joyce Garrett and Linda Blevins, both of Williamsville.
Vistitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Fu-neral Home in Bernie, Mo. from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Funeral services were then conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, Mo.
Interment followed in the Stevens Cemetery near Malden.
Reprinted by request of family members.