Charles Curtis Reine, 87, Kearney, Mo., passed away July 19, 2020 at Liberty Hospital after a short illness.
Charles was born October 25, 1932 in Bay Minette, Ala., to Joseph L. and Carlotta Wiggins Reine. He spent his childhood in Sedalia, Mo., farming with his dad on Wood Dale Ranch. He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1950, he attended University of Missouri graduating with a B.S. in agriculture. Charles worked as an accredited farm manager. He also owned several other businesses. Charles was a U.S. Army Veteran. On August 19, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Bridges Reine.
Charles loved to do volunteer work. Served as a SCORE mentor, delivered Meals on Wheels, and picked up children in trouble for the National Safe Place. He was a member of the Warsaw Christian Church and an active member of Lincoln, Mo. VFW Post # 5925. His hobbies included boating, fishing, and woodworking. He enjoyed building many bird houses and feeders that he gave to friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jody Reine; and a son, Ronald C. Reine.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Brenda and husband, Vernon Lovelady; son, Douglas and wife, Teri Reine; six grandchildren, Tamika Reine-Washington, Byranna Reine, Rick Lovelady, Daniel Lovelady, Dr. Ben Reine and Beth Johnson; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Delta Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
Charles was greatly loved by his family and friends and will be sadly missed. A special thanks to Liberty Hospital Hospice for their loving care. Also, thanks to the Veterans Administration service for their caring support through the years. Donations can be made to the Lincoln, Mo. VFW.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020 with service following at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, 208 S. Jefferson, Kearney, MO. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 23 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Mo.
Our Sincere Condolences
On behalf of the Pettis County Historical Society, I would like to send condolences to Mary Ann and the Reine Family on Charles’ passing. We appreciate his past years of volunteer service to our organization.
Mary Ann, my sister, Donna Jean, called me yesterday to tell me of the passing of Charles. I then e-mailed her his obituary. It’s been many, many years since you lived at 1423 South Grand in Sedalia. How well I remember your grandmother, Aunt Norma. May our Lord and memories comfort you during this time.
Tom and Yvonne Kerr
Mary Ann, so sorry for your lost. We have missed the Reine’s in Warsaw & have missed his birdhouses coming into the Warm House. Thank you both for the volunteer hours.