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Willard Reine

Willard Clarence Reine

Friday, April 19th, 1935 - Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Willard Clarence Reine, 85, of Jefferson City, MO, passed away on July 23, 2020 at Primrose Retirement Community.

He was born on April 19, 1935 in Knob Noster, MO, a son of John Alfred Reine and Evelyn Lee Estes Reine, both deceased. He was married on June 1, 1957 at the Lebanon Baptist Church in McGirk, MO, to Lois Lee Allee, who preceded him in death on September 30, 2014.

Willard received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Missouri State University in 1957 and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1960. While in Law School, he was employed by the Missouri Supreme Court as Assistant Librarian in the Supreme Court Library.

After graduation, Willard was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1960. He practiced law in East Prairie and Charleston, Missouri with the firm Hearnes and Reine. He was Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Mississippi County and City Attorney for the cities of East Prairie and Anniston. Willard was also Assistant General Counsel of the Missouri Division of Insurance and the first General Counsel in the Department of Revenue.

Governor Warren E. Hearnes appointed Willard as a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission for a seven-year term beginning April 15, 1968. He served as Vice Chairman of the Commission for three years. Willard was also a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and served as Chairman of its Committee on Engineering.

Willard practiced law in Jefferson City from 1975 to 1996 in a solo practice and with the firm of Dalton, Reine, and Seiden. In 1996 Governor Mel Carnahan appointed him as a Commissioner of the Administrative Hearing Commission for a term ending in 2002. He retired in 2002.

He was a member of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges, a member of the Missouri and Cole County Bar Associations and served as President of the Cole County Bar. Willard also served on several committees of the Missouri Bar Association.

Willard became a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City in 1957, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees and served on several standing committees. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees and several committees of the Concord Baptist Association. He volunteered as an attorney in the LegalCare program at the Samaritan Center from its inception in 2003.

Survivors include: his daughters: Cynthia Lee Campbell and her husband Brian of Jefferson City, MO, and Christina Lynne Seiden of Reston, VA; three grandchildren: Zachary Brian Campbell, Cole Spencer Campbell, and Andrea Lee Seiden; three great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Gail Ann Bevers of Brownfield, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois; and brother, Lawrence Lee Reine.

Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The general public is welcome to attend the visitation while following social distancing guidelines.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Wednesday in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Graveside services will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

A webcast of the funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm Wednesday for friends that are not able to attend by going to his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Samaritan Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Freeman Mortuary
    Address
    915 Madison Street
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65101
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Freeman Chapel
    Address
    915 Madison Street
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverview Cemetery
    Address
    2600 West Main Street
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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Paul Wilson

Posted at 04:17pm
Cindy: I thought so highly of your Dad! A great neighbor and a great judge on the AHC. Most of all, just a very very sweet man. He’ll be missed!
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Angie Franks

Posted at 12:45pm
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Willard. He was a wonderful man and I was so blessed being able to work for him for so many years. His legacy will live on as you girls, Cindy and Christi, I know are wonderful people whom he and your mom loved very much. So very sorry for your loss!

Mary Deeken

Posted at 11:20am
Please accept my sincere condolences. I knew Mr. Reine in the mid 1970s when I worked for him as a legal secretary. He was always kind and considerate, a very good person.

Mary Deeken
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Excella

Posted at 09:39pm
Christina, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Gracia Backer

Posted at 12:21pm
Cindy and Chrissy,

Please accept our sincere sympathies over the lost of your Dad. We had some great campaign days together! I called Betty Hearnes today and told her about Willard. She asked that I contact you to express her sympathy to you all, as I did not have a cell/home number to give her. She will be there in thoughts and prayers.

Gracia Backer
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