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Alma ‘Loretta’ Reese

Alma “Loretta” Reese, daughter of the late Robert Barton and Thea Doshia (Bell) Barton, was born on March 28, 1935. She departed this life at her residence in Oates, Missouri, on July 5, 2022, at the age of 87.


On June 14, 1952 in Oates, Missouri, Loretta was united in marriage to Raymond Eugene “Gene” Reese and to this loving union three children were born. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2018. Loretta was a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church in Oates, Missouri. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and watching Cardinal’s baseball. Loretta’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and church family.


Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ricky Reese, and one sister, Doris Mathes.


Loretta is survived by one daughter, Veronica Bone of Oates, Missouri, one son, Ray Reese and wife Lorna of Lesterville, Missouri, one sister, Imogene Johnson of Salem, Missouri, 4 grandchildren, Lori, Lucas (Kristin), Madeline (Michael) and Emma, 3 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Brady and Asher, and one brother-in-law, Johnnie Reese of St. Louis, Missouri. Loretta will be deeply missed by her family and friends who will mourn her passing.



Visitation: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10AM-1PM at Locust Grove United Baptist Church, Oates, Missouri

Funeral to follow at 1PM

Minister: Pastor Ray Reese assisted by Elder Denny Mathes

Burial: Asher Cemetery

In Lieu of Flowers: Donations can be made to Asher Cemetery

Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville, Missouri

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