Ms. Reece was a former factory worker for Hawley Products at St. Charles, Illinois and a resident of Malden.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Norman Dale Wright and wife Karen of Rockton, Illinois, Gary Wright and wife Diana of Malden and Ronnie Tracy and wife Candice of Friedheim: by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Flannery and husband Lester 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, Wisconsin, James Reece of Doniphan, Roger Reece and Ronnie Reece, both of Malden, Junior Reece and Bobby Reece, both of Bernie: by three sisters, Carolyn Reece of Bernie, Joyce Garrett and Linda Blevins, both of Williamsville.
Visitation was held on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Funeral services followed immediately in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in the Stevens Cemetery near Malden. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel of Bernie was in charge of arrangements.