Marcelle (Marcie) Ruth Reno (Owens), 88 of Nixa, went to her heavenly home on September 26, 2022, as several of her loved ones stood near her.
Marcie was born on July 6th, 1934, to Ellen and Charles Owens in Wheatfield, IN. Shortly after graduating high school, she moved to England for a few years and made several friends and memories that would help shape her life. Once she returned to the states, she went on to receive her practical nursing degree at St Luke’s Practical Nursing in Kentucky and would later move to Missouri to begin her nursing career.
In 1963, Marcie met the love of her life, Myron Reno, who had just been honorably discharged from the Army Air Corp and worked in Springfield, MO. They were married in December of 1965 in Springfield, MO and had their only child (Sheryl) in August 1966. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Nixa, MO where they would call home for their entire life, cooking, gardening, raising cattle and enjoying many gatherings with friends and family over the years while raising their daughter.
Marcie dedicated her early years of motherhood to raising her daughter and she excelled at being a mom. Marcie loved spending time with family and friends, enjoyed large gatherings and was an excellent cook. She loved to travel, camp, fish, read and loved all pets especially dogs. However, her passion for caregiving needed to be fulfilled, so she went back to college to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, MO until approximately 2005 when she retired. Anyone that ever worked with her says that she has the heart of a caregiver and loved her patients so much. Her mission was to care not only for her patients but for her family and friends. She became a grandma in 1991, and adores all of her grandchildren. She always loved helping take care of them. This was her gift from God.
Marcie is survived by her daughter, Sheryl and husband Jeff Masters (Ozark, MO); grandchildren, Brittany and husband Wyat Gann (Marshfield, MO); Austin and wife Audrey Masters (Bolivar, MO); Colby Tisron and Kaitlyn Masters of Springfield; great-grandchild, Presley May Masters and many special family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband Myron who passed away in 2008, Marcie was preceded in death by her sister, Marquita Hall; brother-in-law, Jesse Dunkle; many special aunts and uncles, cousins, and special friends.
Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, MO and will begin at 10:30 a.m. on October 6th, 2022. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m.
A private burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. for family.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be sent to Rescue One Springfield.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.