Archive for Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Sylvia Reed

February 1, 2006

Services for Sylvia B. Reed, 93, Leavenworth, were Monday, Jan. 30, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth.

Mrs. Reed died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.

She was born Jan. 11, 1913 in Topeka, the daughter of David L. and Ila E. (Worst) Reed. The family then moved to Blue Rapids for several years and later moved to Leavenworth in 1926.

She was a faithful Christian, active in church affairs until health issues intervened. She helped establish the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue in the 1930s that later moved to Ninth Avenue and changed its name to the Wesleyan Church. After the church closed in the 1990s, she attended Church of the Nazarene and remained a respected elder until her death.

She was married to Adolph E. Reed on April 3, 1929. He died June 6, 1983.

A daughter, Edna Loraine, died in infancy Oct. 31, 1937, and a son, Richard A., died Dec. 3, 2004.

Survivors include four daughters, Doris Baker, Kansas City, Mo., Betty Housworth, Los Angeles, and Jean Long and Rita Malotte, both of Leavenworth; three sons, Edward, Leavenworth, Leonard, Lansing, and Ernest Reed, Basehor; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the donor's choice, sent in care of the funeral home, 4701 Tenth Ave., Leavenworth 66048.

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