Shela Mae Clark Reall, 63, of Columbia, Mo., born Oct. 18, 1949, was a cherished mother and loyal spouse. On Oct. 14, 1970, she married her sweetheart Michael John Reall beginning their monumental adventure raising nine children together in a Christ-centered home of joy, laughter and service.
In her love for education she achieved one bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from William Woods University, and a graduate certificate from University of Missouri Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs in nonprofit management.
Along with teaching the youth and young adult religious classes, Shela was involved in the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate).
She passed away July 20, 2013, due to complications of surgery.
Her children remember her waltzing around the kitchen island with her honey, playing foursquare with grandchildren, winning family arm-wrestling contests with her baby-holding arm, appreciating the beauty of simplicity, building loving relationships through listening and sharing her love of the Savior. Her genuine smile, sincere generosity, and passionate desire to bless will be missed.
She is survived by her husband, Michael John Reall; parents Arben and Florence Clark; sister Thaylene Barrett; and brothers Joel, Paul, Nathan, and Timothy Clark; and nine children and their families:
Branden and Brigitte Reall of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and their five children, Kayla, Courtney, Summer, Sadie, and Mia.
Brett and Kimberly Reall of Kent, Wash., and their four children, Madison, Kaden, Alexis, and Ava.
Trisha and Bryan Johnson of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and their six children, Van, Maegan, Evan, Nathan, Zachary, and Anna.
Tamra Reall of Columbia and her three children, Christian, Damian, and Gavian.
Michael II and Kathryn Reall of Crystal Lake, Ill., and their five children, Matthew, Samuel, Elizabeth, Emmeline, and Anne.
Matthew and Lucy Reall of Providence, RI, and their deceased son, Ceasar.
Andrea “Aya” and Jay Hansen of Pahrump, Nev., and their five children, Kiraya, Soren, Zavannah, Brydn, and Amerika.
Andreu and Amy Reall of Salt Lake City and their daughter, Jane.
Jonathan and Alison Reall of Minneapolis.
The viewing will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 4708 Highlands Parkway, Columbia, MO from 6-9 p.m. There will be an additional viewing preceding the funeral service Thursday morning from 9-10:30a.m. The funeral will follow beginning at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to CASA (Heart of Missouri CASA, PO Box 10028, Columbia, MO 65205). They should indicate on the check's memo line that the donation is in Shela's memory. Donations may also donate through Paypal at www.heartofmissouricasa.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.
Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com