Mrs. Reed graduated from Topeka High School, Marymount College of Salina, and Kansas State University. She taught for 25 years, both at Sacred Heart High School and Central High School, Salina. During that time, she introduced the Advanced Placement Program in Salina, first at Sacred Heart and then USD 305.
She served on several boards of directors in Salina, including St. Francis Boys’ Home, as it was known then, Smoky Hill Museum, Salina Public Library, and the Saline County Commission on Aging. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was on the founding board of Salina Montessori School.
She held numerous positions at Christ Cathedral, where she began the Feed the Hungry program, and was Verger for many years. She currently served on the Bishop’s Committee of Church of the Incarnation.
For several years, she wrote a Sunday column for the Salina Journal, titled “Sense and Nonsense” and collected her columns in two books.
She belonged to two book clubs, several bridge clubs, as well as a poker club, and was a member of P.E.O chapter DL.
Her survivors include: children, Kathy White (Mike) of Salina, and David Roquet of Topeka; grandchildren, Abby Jo Strawder (Cody) of Navarre, Ohio, Andrew White of Salina, and Melissa Marietta Centeno of Boulder, Colo.; six great-grandsons; step-children, Ann Reed of Wichita, Sally Reed of Lakewood, Colo., and Kathy Reed (Jeff Knotts) of Reno, Nev., two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Kenna Kenworthy, of Gainesville, Mo..
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, K.W. “Bill” Reed; and sister, Mary Heigel.
The service of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Christ Cathedral with The Rev. Shay Craig and The Rev. Randy McIntosh, as celebrants. Inurnment will follow at the Christ Cathedral Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to: Saline Co. Commission on Aging, Christ Cathedral, or Church of the Incarnation, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, KS 67401.