Dorothy W. Reed, 91, Gas, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.
Dorothy was born March 9, 1922, on a farm northeast of Yates Center, the daughter of Bert and Hattie (Culver) Ralston. She grew up in Yates Center.
Dorothy married Jack Reed in 1938 in Yates Center. They made their home in the Iola and Yates Center areas before moving to Neosho Falls in 1972. Jack preceded her in death March 12, 1986. She moved to Gas in the early 1990s.
Survivors are her three sons, John Reed, Piqua, William Reed, Chanute, and Ricky Reed, Muskogee, Okla.; six daughters, Phyllis Hobbs, Wagoner, Okla., Millie Scantlin, Lawrence, Margaret Anderson, Iola, Jackie Yocham, Muskogee, Okla., Marilyn Ulery, Gas, and Sarah Womelsdorf, LaHarpe; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Virginia Bland; grandsons, Orva M. “Sonny” Bland, Jr., and Jimmy Dale Bland; granddaughter, Trena Lee Ulery; and great-grandsons, Levi Bland and Jerry Allen Bland, Jr.
Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be later in the Cedarvale Cemetery, Neosho Falls. A gathering for family and friends will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at LaHarpe City Hall.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola, assisted the family. To sign the guestbook online go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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