Reel, Ruby Ruth (2009)

Obituary of Ruby Ruth Reel ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Ruby Ruth Reel, 71, of Marion went to be with the Lord Sunday March 8, 2009, while at the VA Medical Center, Asheville. Born December 22, 1937 in Boone County, MO, she was a daughter of the late John F. Papen and Lunda F. Kerans Papen. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, James, Clarence and Carl Papen and two sisters, Eva Tremaine and Mary Crane. Mrs. Reel was an avid painter and truly enjoyed her family.

Her memory will be cherished by three children, Terry Padgett & wife Alicia of Marion, Toni Padgett Queen of Bostic, NC and Tracy Reel & wife Peggy of Nebo; A sister Reba Meadows of Columbia, MO. She will also be remembered by three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Reel will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday March 11, 2009, in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion with the Reverend Kenneth Queen officiating. Interment will follow at the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday March 10, 2009, at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 11, 2008 Volume 15 #10