Reta Fest

Reta Maxine (Cox) Fest, 85, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. Ms. Fest was born Nov. 29, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (McCombs) Cox. She was married to Vernon Fest. They founded a Pentecostal church in Seymour, Iowa, then Vernon pastored churches in Green City and Liberty, both in Missouri, and in Moville, Iowa. She also worked outside the home after raising her children, retiring after 25 years with Montgomery Ward in Kansas City.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen, at childbirth; two sisters and one brother. Survivors include her husband, Vernon; two children, Darwin and Donna; a brother, Charles Cox, Deming, N.M.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at First Assembly of God Church in Liberty. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at Van Wert Cemetery in Van Wert, Iowa. Arrangements are through Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney. Memorial contributions may be made to Northcare Hospice.

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