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.
Julie and Jerry Sue, I am so sorry for you loss. Your mom was an awesome lady, and she will be missed.My heartfelt sympathy and love to you both.
Julie and Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.Shirley Waller
So very hard to say good bye to our moms, but their influence lasts forever. I know you feel blessed to have had her love and care through your every moment. Peace and comfort during this sad time is my prayer for you.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for y’all
I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending all of you prayers.
Jerri Sue, I hated to see that your mom had passed. She was a great lady that I loved. Sending love and prayers you and Julie.
Ms. Retha was a hoot and a half, just like my mom. My condolences to Jerri Sue and Julie and their families with prayers and love for you all 🙏🏽♥️. RIP sweet lady 😢
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
Julie and Jerri, sad to hear this. Retha was a sweet friend. I hadn't seen her for awhile , missed our catch up with each other. Condolences to all of your families. RIP my friend. 🙏
May Gos grant you pea e and consolation in the wonderful memories of your sweet Mama. God bless you all.
Julie and family, we are so sorry for your loss! She was always so sweet to us! Our prayers are with you all! God bless you all and give you peace!!!
One amazing lady, treated me like her own always, if you needed your day to be a little brighter just talk to her!, love you Jerri Sue and Julie
Your mom was a wonderful lady. Very sweet and thoughtful. Sent cards and letters to me over the years. And talked with me after my mom passed. May she Rest In Peace.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My prayers go out to the entire family. May God comfort you during this time.
Such a sweet lady! Prayers for the family!
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Retha. Such a sweet lady. My prayers to you all in your loss. May the Lord give you all comfort & peace. God Bless You All.
Julie and family, I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your mom. I enjoyed working with her for a time and know she will be missed. Prayers for comfort until you meet again.
So sorry to hear about your mom sending prayers
Julie So sorry to hear of the passing of you mother my thoughts and prayer go out to all the family