Russell E. Reed, age 78, of Garnett, Kansas passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his home.
He was born May 9, 1938, at Arcola, Missouri, the son of Herman and Winnie (Baldwin) Reed. Russell graduated from Greenfield High School, Greenfield, Missouri, with the Class of 1956.
Russell married Mary Tunnell on July 4, 1959, at Bolivar, Missouri. This union was blessed with two sons, Russell Allan and Gary Reed.
Russell's career in the jewelry business began in Louisiana, Missouri. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Ottawa, Kansas and soon opened his own business as a watchmaker and jeweler. In 1981, they purchased Webster Jewelry and continued until retirement in 2002. In retirement, he enjoyed raising cattle and quiet country life. Russell enjoyed taking care of his cats and dogs, never knowing a stray animal. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one great granddaughter, Lucy Leonard.
Russell is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; two sons, Russell Allan Reed and wife Sherry of Brownton, Minnesota; Gary Reed of Olathe, Kansas; grandchildren, Jayne Reed-Leonard and husband Andrew, Bryan Reed and wife Mary, Krysten Ehlers and husband Jon; three great granddaughters, Londyn and Elliott Leonard, and Eversyn Ehlers; two sisters, Frances Goldean Jeffreys of Springfield, Missouri, and Exie Macy of Plattsburg, New York; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 219 S. Oak, Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Humane Society or an animal shelter of the donor's choice.