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Velma Lee MAPLES RIECK

Howell Memorial Park Cemetery
Howell County,
Missouri

Wilfred
Dec 28, 1929
Oct 5, 2020

Velma
Jul 28, 1931
Jan 22, 2021

Graveside services for Wilfred Rieck, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Rieck passed away October 5, 2020 at West Vue Green House Homes.
Wilfred was born in West Plains on December 28, 1929 to Frank and Lena Rieck. His grandparents were immigrants who came from Germany to Birch Tree, Missouri in the 1880’s. He attended school in West Plains, graduating West Plains High School with the Class of 1947. Wilfred was married in 1948 to Lorene Castle in West Plains, they had four children, Sherry, Steve, Cindy and Chris.
He began working early in life, first for a time at the Model Drug Store, then for Padgett Hardware in 1945. He worked as the store manager for Padgett’s for 26 years. During this time he also enjoyed flipping commercial and residential properties. After leaving the Padgetts in 1980 he began his own business, Rieck’s Water Works, selling hardware and plumbing supplies and working as a Master Plumber and Master Electrician. For many years he spent winters in the warm sunshine of Patzcuaro, Michoacon, Mexico. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in West Plains faithfully attending the Emmaus Sunday School Class of Charles Phelps.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Mustion Rieck, of West Vue Green House Homes; four children, Sherry Doty, Portland, Oregon, Steve Rieck (Glenda) Springfield, Missouri, Cindy Jones, Springfield, Missouri and Chris Talbott (Brad) Nashville, Tennessee; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Mannbeck ( Don) of St Charles, Missouri.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, one brother Frank Rieck, Jr, two sisters, Mary Carver and Ruth Butterfield and one step-son, Gary Mustion.

Graveside services for Velma Lee Rieck, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rieck passed away at 9:37 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at West Vue Green House Homes.
She was born June 28, 1931, at Seminole, Oklahoma, to Luther Lee Maples and Edith Josephine Turner Gould. Velma lost her father at an early age; her Mother went on to marry Clinton Angus Gould. Velma had four brothers and three sisters. While just sixteen years old, she helped bring her sister Tempa into the world. She later told family that she had wanted to be a nurse up until that point. Velma attended school in West Plains and graduated High School in 1949. She married Jack Leonard Mustion on July 3, 1951. Velma and Jack had two children, one of which they lost at a very young age. A few years later, Velma gave birth to their son, Gary Jack Mustion on March 10, 1955. On April 10, 1965, Velma lost her husband, Jack, in a traffic airplane crash. He was thirty-four years old. She later went on to marry Wilfred Rieck. Velma and Wilfred started several businesses together over the years; Rieck’s Water Works, The Old Time Flea Market and Rieck’s Rentals. When not working, Velma and Wilfred loved to travel together. They were able to see much of the world. During their travels they found a love of the warm weather and people of Mexico. Velma loved spending time in her garden when they were not traveling. She took great care and pride in gardening.
She is survived by one brother, Ron Gould; two grandsons, Casey Mustion and Cody Mustion; and two step-grandchildren, Jason Rieck and Beckie Collins.
Her parents, husbands, her daughter and her son, Gary Jack Mustion, preceded her in death.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Contributed on 8/5/21 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 8/5/21 • Approved: 8/5/21 • Last Updated: 8/8/21 • R827914-G827912-S3

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