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Irene C. Reed 1923 - 2018
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Irene C. Reed 1923 - 2018

RUSSELL — Irene C. Reed, age 95 years, of Russell, Kan., passed away on Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend, Kan., after a brief illness. Irene was born on Jan. 12, 1923, at Lamont, Kan., to Loman and Alpha (McCuddy) Cassel. She graduated from Lamont High School in 1942 and was united in marriage to Jesse J. Reed on Feb. 14, 1942, at Chase, Kan. Irene and Jesse enjoyed dancing and socializing. She was a longtime member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Russell, Kan.
Survivors include one son, Leonard E. Reed (and his wife, Jana) of Great Bend, Kan.; two granddaughters, Stephanie (and her husband, Layne) Leuenberger and Laura Dean; four great-grandchildren, Kayla (and her husband, Justin) Seybert, Brent Leuenberger, Chelsea Leuenberger, and Katie (and her husband, Dylan) Sowell; seven great-great-grandchildren. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse J. Reed in 1982; four brothers; and three sisters.
Cremation has been chosen. There will be no viewing or services at this time. A Memorial Service with inurnment in Russell City Cemetery at Russell, Kan., will be held at a later date. The family has requested that memorials be directed to the First Southern Baptist Church at Russell, Kan. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 24, 2018