Reba Lillian (Heltzel) Vermillion, 85, Grove, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at her residence, with her family by her side.

Reba was born on Jan. 24, 1933, in Galena, Kansas. She was the daughter of Clarence Franklin Heltzel and Nadine (Bell) Heltzel Lloyd.

Reba was a baker for Pillsbury in Joplin, Missouri. She collected dolls and coloring books, and really enjoyed watching “Dancing with the Stars”.

Reba was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Debra Lynn Vermillion.

Reba is survived by her two children: Lorie Lea Vermillion and Floyd Lee Vermillion both of Grove, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Reba is also survived by three brothers: Bud Heltzel, J.E. Heltzel, and Michael Heltzel.

A visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 26, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27,  at the Mausoleum of Memories Air Chapel in Ozark-Memorial Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri, with Brother Paul Taylor officiating.

Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. Notes of encouragement for the family may be left at