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Helen Louise Reier went to be with the Lord peacefully on November 10, 2015. She was born June 10, 1930 in Houston, Texas to Arthur Kapp and Adele Mackey. Helen grew up in College Station and Fort Worth, Texas. After attending Oklahoma A&M University, she worked for Braniff Airlines before meeting and marrying Ray Reier in January 1956. Life as an Army wife took Helen across the country (Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arizona ) and across the world (Germany), while raising two daughters, Rhonda and Sharon. After Ray’s retirement from the U.S. Army, they settled in Oklahoma City and later lived in Enid and Columbia, Mo. Helen spent the last 25 years in Edmond, before moving to Georgia this summer. Helen loved to travel, read, attend Bible study, and cheer for the “Cardiac Cowboys” OSU football and basketball teams. Whether trekking across the country with Ray in an RV or exploring the Holy Land with her husband of 33 years, she embraced life and the people in her world. Seeing the Holy Land forever impacted her understanding and experience of God at work in her life. Helen will be forever remembered and celebrated by those who remain: daughters Rhonda Leckie of Edmond, and Sharon Diamond and husband T.J. of Marietta, Ga; five grandchildren, Jonathan and Joseph Leckie of Edmond; Mark, Bethany, and Graham Diamond of Marietta, GA. In addition, she is survived by sister-in-law Karen Mackey of Edmond; niece Melinda Taylor of Edmond, nephews Doug Mackey of Houston, Richard Mackey of Oklahoma City; and sister-in-the-Lord, Velma Wood of Edmond. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond Carroll Reier; brothers Robert, George, and John Richard Mackey; and son-in-law, James Robert Leckie. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 23, at Crawford Funeral Service, Edmond, located on Edmond Road/2nd Street between Santa Fe Ave. and Western, with reception following the service. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Jesus Film translation project of CRU.
Published on  November 13, 2015
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