WEST FRANKFORT — Reetha E. (Dodd) Connors, 64, formerly of West Frankfort, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at her home in LaVernia, Texas.
Reetha was born Dec. 26, 1954, in Quincy, to the Rev. James F. Dodd and Agnes (Stewart) Dodd.
Reetha is survived by her loving husband, William (Bill) Connors of LaVernia, Texas; her children, Danielle Guminski and Josh Guminski, both of Paducah, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Molli, Lucas, Ethan, Charlie, Henry, Katie and Jack; and her siblings, Gene Dodd of Shawneetown, Carmen Sipes of Benton, Jim Dodd of Carbondale, Lewis Dodd of West Frankfort, Lewie Dodd of Marion, Kentucky, Kay Gordon of West Frankfort, and Lee Dodd of West Frankfort.
Reetha was preceded in death by her mother and father; bothers, Lloyd and Sam; and sisters, Frances, Shirley and Thalalia.
Reetha was a registered nurse in Bismark, North Dakota, where she also worked as a registered flight nurse. Reetha worked as a ER nurse in Paducah, Kentucky, before earning her physician assistant license from the University of Minot, North Dakota, graduating at the top of her class. Reetha later worked as a physician assistant for Dr. Luigs, Dr. Finney, Dr. Cecil and Dr. Runciman of Paducah, Kentucky. After moving to LaVernia, Texas, Reetha worked as a physician assistant to Dr. Ekmark of LaVernia, Texas.
Reetha loved spending time with family and friends and especially her husband, Bill Connors, and her grandchildren. Reetha enjoyed antiquing, scrapbooking and cooking her famous chicken and dumplings and chocolate cake for family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Randy Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in the Denning Cemetery on Orient Road. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to OpusCare of Texas, 200 Navarro St., No. 200, San Antonio, Texas.
To sign the guest register, visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.