Reta Heathcote

Reta Mae Heathcote

October 4th, 1937 - June 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Reta Heathcote, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Reta Heathcote

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Reta's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Reta's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Reta Mae Heathcote, 82, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Avantara Nursing Center in Watertown.

Arrangements are pending.

Reta Mae Heathcote was born to Rutherford "Rusty" and Viola Mae (Wishard) Heathcote on October 4, 1937 in Watertown, SD. She grew up in Watertown where she attended Watertown Public Schools and graduated from Watertown High School in 1955.

Reta worked at several Watertown businesses and ended her career at Brian's Glass & Door as a secretary.

Reta enjoyed visiting with her family, reading, gardening and working crossword puzzles.

Reta is survived by her son, Russell (Marilyn) Heathcote of Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren, Jada and Jared Heathcote; ten great-grandchildren, Robert and Owen; her siblings, Marlin (Bev) Heathcote of Florence, SD, Marty (Mona) Heathcote of Sioux Falls, SD, Roger Heathcote of Watertown, SD, and Rick (Diane) Heathcote of Las Vegas, NV; her sister-in-law, Audrey Heathcote; several nieces, nephews; good friends; and her special friends, Mary Decker and Nancy LaFramboise.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ronald Heathcote; her sisters, Rhonda Heathcote and Mavis Varga; and her daughter, Debbie Heathcote.

Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel,
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Reta
No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Reta here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Rick Briggs sent flowers to the family of Reta Mae Heathcote.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Sue Towner

Posted at 11:23am
You are In our thoughts and prayers. Please know that support, love and sympathy are with you during this difficult time
Jim and Sue (Wishard) Towner

Missy Heathcote

Posted at 10:14am
You will be missed so much Aunt Reta enjoyed always stopping to visit you. We love you. Love Damion, Missy and Payge Heathcote
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Reta Heathcote — Plant a Tree Now

Rick Briggs

Posted at 04:16pm
Rest in peace Rita. I was very saddened to hear this news. Such a nice lady and a hoot to visit with. My sincere condolences to all of Rita's family and friends, you are all in my prayers.

Rick Briggs

Posted at 03:20pm
With heartfelt condolences to you all. Please take good care of each other.
Flower Image

Rick Briggs purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Reta Heathcote. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: