McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

February 20, 2013

Sybil Ellen Rea


Staff report

McALESTER — Sybil Ellen Rea, 94, of Quinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Solara Hospital of Muskogee.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Palestine Church with the Rev. Ralph Adcock officiating.

Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.

Born Dec. 27, 1918, in Crosslane, she was the daughter of Richard and Mary Eunice (Fulsom) Turner.

She married Carl Lee Rea on March 9, 1936, in Blocker.

She was a homemaker who dedicated her life to her family.

She enjoyed working with the flowers in her flowerbeds and walking in the rain.

She also enjoyed reading. One of her favorite pastimes was decorating her house. She got her driver’s license when she turned 64.

She was a member of Blocker Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Rea and wife, Norma, of Stigler, Carl Rea Jr. and wife, Betty, of Quinton, Tony Rea and wife, Linda, of Quinton, and Joe Rea and wife, Brenda, of Stigler; her daughters, Mary Gideon and husband, Kenneth, of Eufaula, Sandra Dugan and husband, Loyd, of Blocker, Carolyn Spicer and husband, Roger, of Quinton, Kathy Rogers and husband, Archie, of Quinton, and Vicky Moody and husband, W.O., of Quinton; her sister, Billie Sue Francis, of California; a special niece, Mary Jo Adams, of Shady Point; 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; two brothers, Doss and Dwight Turner, and a sister, Wanda June Hunt.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.