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Obituary for M. Reta Sheats

M. Reta Sheats, 84, of Pocomoke City, died on Monday, September 7, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury following complications from a fall at home. Born on December 4, 1932 in Gap, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl E. and Mary Raum Howe.
Rita earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education and was an elementary school teacher, teaching the 4th and 6th grades in the South Dade Baptist School in Homestead, FL and had served as a hospital volunteer in Anderson, SC. She was a member of the Pocomoke River Church in Pocomoke City.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, J. LeRoy Sheats of Pocomoke City; two sons, Earl Sheats and his wife Pansy of Pocomoke City and Jay Sheats and his wife LeeAnne of Chino Valley, AZ; seven grandchildren, Carla Heslop (Jeremy), Janell Hale (Jeffrey), Brian Sheats (Meghan), Laura Wilson (John), Linda Matarese (Phil), Rebecca Sheats and Hannah Mailand (Micah); twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou Keim of Spring City, PA; one brother-in-law, Allen Beiler of New Holland, PA and many extended family members.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Ann Beiler.
Reta will be fondly remembered for her hospitality and love for her family and friends.
A visitation will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 5-7 PM and on Monday, September 11, 2017 from Noon - 1PM at the Holloway Funeral Home in Pocomoke City. Interment will take place in the First Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday at 1 PM and a Memorial Service will follow in the Holly Grove Mennonite Church, 7333 Mennonite Church Rd, Westover, MD 21871 at 2 PM. Her sons, Pastor Earl Sheats and Pastor Jay Sheats will officiate.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. To send condolences to the family, please visit
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501 Snow Hill Road | Salisbury, MD 21804 | Phone: (410) 742-5141
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