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Mrs. Reta D. Maras, 93, of Kincaid, IL passed away at 11:59 P.M. Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Reta was born April 9, 1922 in Charlottesville, VA the daughter of Alpha and Reta (Snyder) Miller.  She was involved in Lane High School’s Drama Club in Charlottesville, VA and the University of Virginia’s Drama Club.  A young Miss Miller married Frank M. Maras, Sr. on May 26, 1945 in Charlottesville, VA and they enjoyed 70 years together.

Mrs. Maras along with her husband Frank owned and operated A & W Restaurant in Taylorville for over 20 years.  She attended St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL.  Reta loved writing stories, cooking, spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.  She also enjoyed trips to the riverboats.  Mrs. Maras starred in 1 episode of Unsolved Mysteries that still gets airplay.  She was the last of her set of Miller family members from Charlottesville.

Surviving are her husband Frank M. Maras, Sr of Kincaid, IL; 5 daughters Sandi (Steve) Halvorson of St. James, MN; Vicky (Ben) Martin of Parker, CO; Barbara Maras of San Antonio, TX; Kris (Companion Bill Kennedy) Daugherty of Taylorville, IL; Deanna (Bill) Kowalski of Scottsdale, AZ; 2 sons Frank “Marc” (Debbie) Maras, Jr. of Rochester, IL and Michael Maras of Kincaid, IL along with 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and a granddaughter Jade Nicole Daugherty June 19, 1987.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 18, 2015 in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid.  Deacon Ray Roth will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  A visitation for Mrs. Maras will be held from 9 to 11 A.M. on the same day as her services at Masterson’s.  Please visit her on-line obituary at www.mastersonfh.com

Memorials in lieu of flowers in memory of Reta Maras may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 262 Danny Thomas Place – Memphis, TN - 38105

 
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