Dorthy Reeder

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Dorthy “Ceal” Lucille Reeder, nee Tanner, 85, of Camdenton, MO, born August 27, 1935, in Savannah, TN, died Friday, June 25, 2021, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, MO.

Mrs. Reeder, or “Mama” as she was lovingly known, enjoyed browsing thrift stores, loved crafting, but especially loved spending time raising her children.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Donald D. Reeder, who died July 3, 1997; two sons, Steven Helton and Alton Helton; a granddaughter, Kim Austin; a grandson, Shane Greer; her father, Glenn O. Harmon; her mother, Elizabeth, nee Tanner, Funderburk; and a sister, Ann Funderburk.

Surviving are a son, Rick (Sharlene) Helton;
three daughters, Deborah Austin, Shirley Helton, and Patricia (Jim) Wilson;
16 grandchildren, Kim, Shane, Shari, Jason, Cindy, David, Crystal, Steve, Lisa, Johnny, Rachel, Samantha, Zachary, Luke, Ricky Jr., and Randy;
29 great-grandchildren;
and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


4 Comments on Dorthy Reeder

Patty Middendorf said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2021 at 10:52 AM

Jen I’m so sorry for your loss… If you need anything call me ! Peppermint ?

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jennifer Whitaker said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2021 at 8:50 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss your family are in my prayers God bless you

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dawn said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2021 at 5:53 AM

My heart is heavy today for the entire family. My thoughts and prayers ? for all you. Aunt Ceal was a very special part of my family's lives for many year's. She will be greatly missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Cynthia Geoppo said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2021 at 5:56 AM

Love and condolences to family. Mama will be missed. Love, Cindy and family

  • Thompsonville
  • Il

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