Reta Mae Guthrie, 79, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Dec. 8, 2016, at Community Springs Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Lamar to Jessie Earl Harris and Olive Leona Hall.
She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1955. Reta married Eldy Richardson Sr., who was known as the “BBQ King,” on May 12, 1957. She later married Billy H. Guthrie on Oct. 3, 1993, and they loved traveling together.
During her lifetime, Reta was Sunday School teacher and Avon representative. She also worked at the State Hospital in Nevada. She enjoyed going to flea markets, playing bingo and visiting with her family, but her grandchildren were the highlight of her life. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in El Dorado Springs.
Preceding Reta in death were: her parents, Jessie in 1966 and Olive in 1988; infant brother, Ronald Eugene Harris; infant sister, Zella Ruth Harris; brother, Everett Lee Harris, in 2012; Eldy Richardson Sr., in September 2008; and husband, Billy H. Guthrie in December 1999.
Survivors include daughter, Tammy King, and husband, Randy, of Stockton; sons, Eldy Richardson Jr., and Tina, of Henryetta, OK, and Charles Richardson of Jerico Springs; grandchildren – Stacey Turowski and Daniel of Nevada, Michael Austin and Janell of Springfield, Andrew Austin and Angela of Stockton, Nichole Bruce and Zayne of Nevada, Billy Richardson and Natalie of Springfield, Erica Richardson of El Dorado Springs, Samantha, Maranda and and Aaron Blauvelt, of Nevada; great-grandchildren – Ayvun and Aldyn Austin of Stockton, Lucas Turowski of Nevada, Braxton Driggers and Zander Bruce, of Nevada; two brothers, Cecil Leon Harris of Lamar and Robert Harris and Sandy, of Tulsa, OK; and Betty Harris of Milford, widow of Everett Harris.
Services held on Monday, Dec. 12, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Beau Norman officiating. Brian LeeMasters provided music. Interment followed at Round Prairie Cemetery near Milford under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Randy King, Billy Richardson, Richard Works, Michael Austin, Andrew Harris and Jeffrey Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Harris and Mike McCollum.
Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.