Shela Reall, 63, remembered as loving mother, wife

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 5:37 p.m. CDT; updated 5:49 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

COLUMBIA — Shela Mae Clark Reall of Columbia died Saturday, July 20, 2013, due to complications from surgery. She was 63.

Mrs. Reall was born Oct. 18, 1949, to Arben and Florence (Gerhart) Clark.

She married Michael John Reall on Oct. 14, 1970. Together, they raised nine children.

Mrs. Reall was a cherished mother and loyal spouse. Her children remember her waltzing around the kitchen island with her husband, playing foursquare with her grandchildren, winning family arm-wrestling contests and building loving relationships through faith.

Mrs. Reall received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from William Woods University and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from MU.

Along with teaching youth and young adult religious classes, Mrs. Reall was involved in the Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

Mrs. Reall is survived by her husband, Michael John Reall; parents, Arben and Florence Clark; sister Thaylene Barrett; brothers, Joel, Paul, Nathan and Timothy Clark; and nine children and their families:

Branden Reall and his wife, Brigitte, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and their five daughters, Kayla, Courtney, Summer, Sadie and Mia; Brett Reall and his wife, Kimberly, of Kent, Wash., and their four children, Madison, Kaden, Alexis and Ava; Trisha Johnson and her husband, Bryan, 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 Reall and his wife, Kathryn, of Crystal Lake, Ill., and their five children, Matthew, Samuel, Elizabeth, Emmeline and Anne; Matthew Reall and his wife, Lucy, of Providence, R.I.; Andrea Hansen and her husband, Jay, of Pahrump, Nev., and their five children, Kiraya, Soren, Zavannah, Brydn and Amerika; Andreu Reall and his wife, Amy, of Salt Lake City, and their daughter, Jane; and Jonathan Reall and his wife, Alison, of Minneapolis.

Her grandson Ceasar Reall died earlier.

Viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4708 Highlands Parkway. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Additional viewing will precede services from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to CASA at Heart of Missouri CASA, P.O. Box 10028, Columbia, MO 65205. Donations should indicate on the check's memo line that the donation is in Shela's memory. Contributions can also be made through PayPal at

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