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Sue Reiter-Wells 1934 - 2024
Sue Reiter-Wells

Sue Reiter-Wells, 90, passed away April 18, 2024, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington, Kan. She was born on Feb. 2, 1934, in Shamrock, Mo., to W.S. and Ethal (Lail) Armstrong. Sue was a 1952 graduate of Montgomery City High School and then went on to attend the University of Missouri from 1952-1955, where she met her first husband, Robert R. Reiter. They were married on June 25, 1955. Bob and Sue lived in California and then Ottawa, Kan. prior to moving to Great Bend in 1967 to run Bob Reiter Chevrolet dealership. He passed away on Sept. 9, 1975, after a battle with Leukemia. 

Sue later married M. Dean Wells on Aug. 12, 1980, at Trinity Lutheran Church surrounded by their kids. They had many wonderful years together watching their family grow. Between 15 grandkids, they stayed busy traveling to attend all the activities they were involved in. Dean left her side on March 17, 2011.  

A long-time resident of Great Bend, Sue stayed at home raising the kids, however, following Bob’s passing, she proudly operated Bob Reiter Chevrolet for 15 years until selling the business in 1990. 

Sue was a member of the First Christian Church, Delta Gamma Sorority at the University of Missouri, and served many board positions for different organizations: president, guard, chaplain, corresponding secretary, and treasurer for P.E.O. Chapter DU, president of Great Bend Panlelleni’s, and treasurer for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.  

Survivors include seven children, Robert H. Reiter (wife Linh), Jacqueline Quick (husband Allen), Barbara Reiter, Scott Wells (wife Tammy), Mark Wells (wife Starla), Brett Wells (wife Donna), and Blake Wells (wife Christine); 15 grandchildren, Nicole, Hunter, Tanner, Hayden, Brock, Blain, Braydon, Brandon, Bryce, Katie, Matthew, Thomas, Mikaela, Luke, Nathan; and eight great grandchildren, Jaiden, Gideon, Taylor, Crew, Luxe, Chiara, Beck and Bennett. She is preceded in death by first husband, Bob Reiter; daughter, Lori Reiter; second husband, Dean Wells; parents; and siblings, Betty Nudelman and Larry Armstrong. 

Visitation will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2024, with family receiving guests from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., all at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at First Christian Church with Pastor Josh Leu presiding. Private family interment will follow at Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to First Christian Church, BCC Foundation, or Golden Belt Community Foundation, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

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Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 20, 2024