Deloris (Smith) Dolbeare-Reel

Born: Sun., May 12, 1918
Died: Fri., Apr. 20, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Mon., Apr. 23, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Mon., Apr. 23, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Deloris Dolbeare Reel, 99, of Barry IL, passed away Friday morning April 20, 2018 at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.  Deloris was born at Rockport IL May 12, 1918 to Walter and Arlie Gregory Smith.  She married Herschel Dolbeare March 2, 1940 and he preceded her in death December 15, 1995.  She later married Fred Reel and he also preceded her in death on December 4, 2006.

Deloris graduated from New Canton High School in 1936, and also attended Gem City Business College in Quincy.  She worked for many years at the Pike County Farm Service Company in Kinderhook as bookkeeper and office manager.  She was a founding member of the House of Prayer in Kinderhook, and also a former Red Hat member.  Deloris enjoyed reading, church activities, bird watching, and family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter Suzanne (husband Duane) Lanchester of Quincy, IL and two sons, Richard Dolbeare of Maui, HI, and Daniel (wife Sarah) Dolbeare of Barry.  Seven grandchildren survive:  Brian, Michael, and Jonathan Dolbeare, Tressa Ellis, Amanda Nash, Shelly Ortyn, and Christine Fuqua.  She is also survived by 15 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Rex and Richard Smith, and 2 sisters Wyvetta McFarland and Zeda Smith.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday April 23, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Pastor Robert Cook officiating.   Burial will be at the Kinderhook Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday morning from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M.  Memorials may be left to the House of Prayer or Kinderhook Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Deloris's memory to the following organizations:

House of Prayer

Kinderhook Cemetery

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Janice Swartz
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
A wonderful lady tat will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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