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Dwight O. Reed


1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Dwight O. Reed Obituary
Dwight O. Reed, 94, of Eudora, Kansas, formerly of Girard, died at 12:34 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in the Medicalodges of Eudora.
He was born August 1, 1919 in Fairview, Oklahoma, the son of Ralph M. and Myrle I. (Rader) Reed. He moved with his family to Wellington, Kansas in 1929 and graduated from Wellington High School in 1937.
Dwight worked as a crew chief and welder for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita and Hutchison, Kansas from 1941 until 1943.
He served in the US Navy as a naval ship fitter on the USS Haggard from March of 1943 until January of 1946.
Dwight married Marjorie R. Kelly on April 21, 1946 in Manhattan, Kansas. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2010.
He and his mother owned and operated Reed Cleaners in Wellington from 1946 until 1949. He worked as a tool designer and in the Functional Test Department for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita before moving to Girard in 1965.
Dwight worked as a manager for the Kansas Park Authority in Farlington, Kansas before retiring in 1981.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Girard, the Steven Bennefeld Post No. 7479, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Girard, the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion of Girard, and the Girard Masonic Lodge No. 93, AF & AM of Girard.
Dwight is survived by a niece, Beverly Roelofs of Lawrence, Kansas and a nephew, Gary Johnson of Ft. Meyers, Florida.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ione Johnson, in December of 1994.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Girard Cemetery with Rev. Doug Amend officiating.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund and these may be left at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com
Published in Morning Sun on May 2, 2014
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