Sue Reece

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Sue Reece

December 22, 1929 - February 05, 2019

Sue Reece Sue S. Grant Reece was born in Pittsburg, Kan., on Dec. 22, 1929, to Thomas and Jesse Grant.
Sue attended Pittsburg State University and received degrees in English and Physical Education. Years later, she resumed her educational pursuits attending the Clarke Schools for hearing and speech, after which she dedicated herself for 20 years to teaching the deaf and hearing impaired in Neosho and Houston, Mo., until her retirement in 1990.
Thereafter she was a caregiver for Oxford Home Health Care, and she cherished the relationships she had with her clients.
In 1999, Sue and Richard Reece were married. In addition to worshiping together and singing in their church choir, they enjoyed traveling to visit family.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Thomas and Jesse Grant; her sister, Jane Jones; and her son, Christopher Chirby.
Upon her passing, Sue leaves behind her husband, Richard Reece, of Joplin; and her six sons; two daughters; and one nephew. She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Sue passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2019. She was unconditionally devoted and loving to her entire family, and this will be missed by every one of them.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9th, at St. Philips Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family request in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to St. Philips Episcopal Church or the local chapter of The Alzheimer's Foundation, in care of Parker Mortuary.
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Published on February 17, 2019
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Deb Eberle Downard
Feb 27, 2019
Sue was such a special lady, always smiling!! Seems the room got brighter when she came in and shared her love of life and the Lord. I consider her a role model.