Retha Sue Reece

of Clinton, AR

July 17, 1942 - September 9, 2021

Retha Sue (Maronay) Reece, 79, of Clinton, Arkansas passed into the arms of Jesus on the evening of September 9, 2021 at her Culpepper Mountain home surrounded by her loving family. Retha was born at home on July 17, 1942 in Hayti, Missouri to the late Jess and Amanda (Bradshaw) Maronay. She spent her childhood picking and chopping cotton in the fields alongside her parents. Retha graduated from Hayti High School in 1959 at the age of 16. She married Jerry Reece on October 6, 1960. During their 35 years of marriage, Jerry and Retha owned and operated several trucking businesses in Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas, including RJR Leasing, which they operated until the time of Jerry's death in 1995. Retha did medical transcribing for two world renowned neurosurgeons in St. Louis, Missouri. She later performed bookkeeping for Daniel Construction in New Braunfels, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings Jesse Maronay, Charles (Enela) Maronay, Lawrence (Carolyn) Maronay, and Willard (Marie) Maronay.

She is survived by her two daughters Jerri Sue Reece and Julie (Tommy) Bonds, her grandchildren Wendi (John) Pangle, Tori (Ben) Cruce, Hannah (Logan) Williams, and Dylan (Tessla) Buckelew, her great grandchildren Addie, Jay, and Briley Pangle, Millie and Keller Cruce, Gracie Williams, Brandon Crow, and twin baby girls, Johawna and Abigail Buckelew, due in December, her two step sons Steve (Charlene) Reece and Scott (Cindy) Reece, step grandchildren Shannon (Karen) Cook, Scottie (Morgyn) Reece, Matt (Michelle) Reece, Amanda (Matthew) Prince, Joey Reece, numerous step great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved pets Shanell and Shakeel.

Retha enjoyed taking pictures, coloring, feeding the birds, tending to her fur babies, reading, watching Nascar races, supporting the St. Louis Cardinals, spending time with her family, and her greatest joy was being Great Gran.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts can be given in her name to the ASPCA.

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
Highway 65 South
Clinton, AR  72031