Sunday, January 30, 2022

Obituary - Lois Marie Reeder

Lois Marie Reeder, age 84, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, January 28th, at the Via Christi Emergency Room, Ft. Scott. She was born March 30, 1937, in Richards, MO, the daughter of Ross and Alvaretta Richmond Rowland. 

She married Roy Reeder on September 26, 1961. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2016. Lois worked most of her life on the family farm. 

She also worked at Key’s and Citizens National Bank in Ft. Scott, and later as a CNA at nursing homes in Uniontown and Moran until retirement. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. Lois was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Survivors include a daughter, Annette Leighty and husband Jerry, Ft. Scott; 2 brothers, Raymond Rowland, Richards, MO, and Ronald Rowland, Springfield, MO; 2 sisters Louise Rowland and Loretta “Jopey” Erwin, both of Nevada, MO; 4 grandchildren, Rose Briggs, Christopher Lamb, Raven Paul, and Jake Leighty; 6 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Loraine Deming, and her parents.

Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 10:30 Tuesday, February 1st, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in the Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 10:30 Tuesday prior, to the service at the Church. 

Memorials are suggested to Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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