LuEllyn R. Reece
November 15, 1932 – May 24, 2019
LuEllyn Ruth Reece, 86, passed away on May 24, 2019 at Claridge Court, Prairie Village, surrounded by her family.
LuEllyn was born November 15, 1932 in Horton, Kansas, to Alvin and Tilda Grosfield. She grew up on a farm in Everest, Kansas and was proud of her farming community and Norwegian heritage. She loved books and was an avid reader with books always being her favorite Christmas gift. LuEllyn met her husband, Dwight, attending Zion Lutheran Church in Everest. They were married on August 31, 1952 and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Dwight and LuEllyn lived in many places over the four years Dwight was in the Air Force and one of their favorites was Charleston, South Carolina. They enjoyed walks on the beach and the warm weather. After the Air Force, LuEllyn worked as a Secretary at the Sunflower Ordinance Works while Dwight attended the University of Kansas, until their first son, David, was born. While at KU they became life-long KU Jayhawk basketball fans and enjoyed going to games at Allen Field House.
The couple moved to Prairie Village in 1965 and joined Faith Lutheran Church. LuEllyn was a member of Faith Lutheran Church’s Priscilla Circle, The Faith Book Club, Faith’s Inspirational Book Club, and she served as Chairman of Faith Outreach Committee and numerous other activities associated with the women of Faith Lutheran Church.
LuEllyn was a loving wife and raised three children. She planned many wonderful vacations and family holidays including a trip to Norway.
She is survived by her son, David (Vivian), daughter, Venetia (Mary), son Matthew, granddaughter, Amanda (Jason) and two great grandchildren, Blaize and Ace.
LuEllyn is preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Reece, and her parents, Alvin and Tilda Grosfield. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66206 on Friday, May 31st from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial will be at a later date in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Everest, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66206-1714, where LuEllyn has been a member since November 2017.
- Alvin B. Grosfield, Father
- Tilda O. (Pedersen) Grosfield, Mother
- Dwight E. Reece, Husband
- David Reece and Vivian Robinson, Son
- Venetia J. Reece and Mary Neufeld, Daughter
- Matthew Reece, Son
- Amanda McKenney and her husband, Jason McKenney, Granddaughter
- Blaize McKenney, Great Grandchild
- Ace McKenney, Great Grandchild
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66206-1714
- Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019
LuEllyn R. Reece
May 31, 2019
We were able to get to know Luellyn through her devoted daughter and one of our closest friends, Venetia. It is so very clear that Venetia and Luellyn had a beautiful relationship. They both have such kind spirits. May Luellyn rest in peace and the family cherish the memories of their delightful mother.
May 30, 2019
LuEylln was always so fun and loved to tell the dishcloth story and the garbage disposal. She laughed so much telling it. Made the story even better. She will be missed.
May 30, 2019
I remember going to church in Kansas and Mom and LuEylln giggling. Grandpa had to tell his adult daughters to stop laughing in church! I will remember her wit, laughter and smile.
Love you! Thinking of you all❤️🙏
May 29, 2019
OH! my time does take our loved ones, but leaves us with wonderful memories and we can be so glad for that.
I remember the last time I saw Dwight and LuEllyn - in their home in Prairie Village, KS. It was a delightful visit.
LuEllyn was such a caring, strong, yet gentle person who dearly loved her family.
I think of each one of you and desire that your forward steps will be kind to you.
Thank you for the wonderful pictures - so enjoyed seeing time pass via pictures.
Duane & Joan Hinkley