Reta M. Tipton
December 3, 1927 - July 22, 2017
Reta M. Tipton, age 89 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her home.
Born December 3, 1927 in Atlanta, Missouri, the daughter of George B. and Lola A. (Bowen) Long. On January 26, 1946 in Macon, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Olen E. Tipton who preceded her in death on December 8, 1981.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Shirley D. Baker; and five brothers, John Dale, Don Ray, Owen Fay, Bobbie Allen, and Buddy Dean Long.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Betty Tipton of Macon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Paul Woods of Boonville, Missouri and Karen and Tom Baker of Macon; seven grandchildren, Christina Riley and husband Roger, Kim Roberts and husband Josh, Kenneth W. “Buddy” Baker, Matthew Tipton, all of Macon, Sheila Pratt of Bunceton, Missouri, Cheri Fortman and husband Doug of Pilot Grove, Missouri, and Michael Tipton and wife Melanie of Jamesport, Missouri; thirteen great grandchildren, Daniel J. Bryant and wife Jordon Bryant, Meghan Bryant, Dylan Pratt, Brianna and Layton Fortman, Cassidy Fuemmeler, Sierra Riley, Alyzza Riley, Ashlei Lagle and fiancé Tyler Fuller, McKenzie Lagle, Mady and Maddox Tipton, and Summer Baker; one great-great-grandson, Jonathan Bryant; and one brother, Charles Allen Long and wife Candace of Rockford, Illinois.
Reta was a 1945 graduate of Atlanta High School. She was a “dorm mom” for four years to 100 boys at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Reta was a member of First Baptist Church in Macon and attended Crossroads Christian Church in Macon.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Crossroads Christian Church. Burial will be in Kellogg Cemetery, northeast of Macon on highway DD.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017 with the family receiving friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the church.
Memorials in memory of Reta M. Tipton may be made to Crossroads Christian Church, Agape Café, or Macon County Food Pantry. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.