Ronald L. Rea

Ronald L. Rea, age 68 of Marine, IL, born February 20, 1946 in Gipsy, MO, passed away at 5:28 pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Ronald was a retired operator for Shell & Conoco Phillips Refinery in Woodriver, IL.  He was a past Hollywood Heights volunteer fireman for many years.  He was a member of the Woodriver Mason Lodge.  Ronald enjoyed fishing and camping at Montauk with his family, and cruise vacations.  He loved his canine companion, a Yorkie named Princess Buttercup.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vesta nee Meador Rea; and a brother Charles Rea and sister Ahmalee Cross.

He is survived by his wife, Jane nee Althardt Rea, whom he married on October 18, 1969; four daughters:  Kim (Alice) Rea of Glen Carbon, IL, Kari (Marc) Jarlsberg of Belleville, IL, Kelli (Josh) Miller of Troy, IL, and Katie (Rick) Krueger of Marine, IL; eight grandchildren: Eric, Sadie, Madison, Ryan, Jason, Sarah, Nicholas and Jenna; a brother, Bob (Lois) Rea of South Roxana, IL; two sisters:  Merlene Hill of MO, and Lorene (Glendale) Talley of Collinsville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Butler officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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