Delpha Mae Reed, 88, of Altamont died at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Labette Health.
She was born July 11, 1921, at Golden City, Mo., to William W. and Tirzah (Litle) Kennard. At the age of 3, her family moved to Colorado, where she grew up and attended schools and was a graduate of Granada High School. She enjoyed cooking, piecing quilts, sewing and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was known for her delicious pies.
She married Roland C. Reed on Aug. 27, 1938, in Lamar, Colo. They moved to the Altamont area in January 1940, where they have since resided. Her husband of 71 years survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Jerald Reed and his wife, Mary, of Parsons and Larry Reed and his wife, Donna, of Grove, Okla.; a daughter, Kay Wages and her husband, Terry, of Topeka; six grandchildren, Delvin Reed and his wife, Cheryl, of Altamont, Kristine (Reed) Foussadier and her husband, Keith, of Turnersville, N.J., Thad Wages and his wife, DiAnna of Austin, Texas, Brant Reed and his wife, Stacie, of Springfield, Mo., Kamille (Wages) Lamb and her husband, Jeremy, of Topeka and Nicole (Reed) Dean and her husband, Charles, of Oswego; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Page of Coushatta, La.; and five nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Omer and Chester Kennard.
A farewell service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Altamont United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the Altamont United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330. Condolences and remembrances may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.