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Reatha was born the daughter of Fredrick and Della Lee on December 19, 1935 in Tannehill, OK. She died on July 12, 2018 in Norman, OK.
Reatha lived in Haywood, OK until the 8th grade when she moved to Lorraine, KS where she graduated from high school in 1954. She then attended business school in Wichita, KS. After graduating, she moved to Oklahoma City where she met Hershel L Paddack. They married on June 22, 1958 and were married for 60 years. They had 2 children, Robert A (Bubba) Paddack and Paul Douglas Paddack. They lived in Oklahoma City until the birth of Paul Douglas, after which they moved to Chickasha. Reatha worked for Grady Memorial Hospital for 48 years, from 1964 to 2012. She loved working in the medical field and worked in many areas of the hospital. After retiring, Reatha took care of her husband until his death on May 14, 2018. Her hobbies included making cakes and sweets which she gave to many friends and coworkers. Reatha loved going to church and attended First and Georgia Church of Christ for many years. She especially loved Sister Terri Mayes' music.
Reatha was preceded in death by her parents Fredrick and Della Lee; sisters Marvelle Q Harris and Wilma R Eilrich; brothers William Lee, Bennie Lee, Fred Lee, Jr, and Lowell G Lee; her husband Hershel L Paddack; and son Robert A Paddack.
Reatha is survived by son Paul Douglas Paddack of Chickasha, OK; grandson Bryan R Paddack of Guthrie, OK; sister and brother-in-law Joy L Baker and Wendall Baker of Rowlett, TX; brother and sister-in-law Gordon and Carla Lee of Wichita, KS; sister and brother-in-law Linda and Gene Newsom of Wichita, KS; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ted and Sandra Paddack of Wichita Falls, TX; brother-in-law Raymond Eilrich of McPherson, KS; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Grady Memorial Hospital, First and Georgia Church of Christ, or to the charity of your choice.
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