Delores Jean Thrasher, 80, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7 at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Delores was born on Sept. 28, 1940 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Fredrick W. and Nadine Berdette (Draughn) Reitz. She was married to Edward Leroy Resa on July 12, 1958. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1976. She later married Jim Thrasher on Sept. 4, 1978 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hagers Grove. He survives.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelbina, St. Mary’s Altar Society and the OATS Transit Board. Delores served on the FSA Board for nine years and was an election judge for many years. She enjoyed reading (especially the Bible), knitting, cross stitching, baking and quilting. Delores loved to watch her hummingbirds and listen to her wind chimes. She adored her cat, Shorty.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; six children, James Resa (Dianna) of Bethel, John Resa (Angie) of Shelbyville, Shirley Hunt (Jim) of Monroe City, Sharon Clemons (Heath) of Weatherby, Janis Lindsey (Kevin) of Sherman, Ill. and Walter Resa (Angela) of Oronogo; 15 grandchildren, Kelsey, Derek, Bobby, Cathy, Jamie, David, Tim, Megan, Dalton, Kelty, Colby, Tess, Josh, Lacy and Blake; 24 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marilyn Netcott of Shelbyville, Peggy McQuitty of Kirksville and Penny White (Kevin) of Macon and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ed; one son, Michael Resa; one brother, Danny Joe Reitz and one infant brother, Larry Dean Reitz.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelbina from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Rosary began at 9:30 am.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held immediately following at 10 a.m. at the church.
Burial followed the service at Bethel Zion Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors.