Sunday, August 21, 2016

Obituary - Loren Neal Reynolds

Loren Neal Reynolds
Loren Neal Reynolds was born on August 21, 1936 in Scott Township, Linn County, Kansas to Volney Preston Reynolds and Hilja Sivia Henrikson Reynolds. He joined two sisters, Eleanor Eileen and Vivian Maxine. He passed away in the early morning hours of August 20, 2016-just hours shy of his 80th birthday.

As a child, Loren attended Oak Grove School and later La Cygne Rural High School. He graduated in 1954 as salutatorian for his senior class. After graduation, he attended Midwest Bible College in Stanberry, Missouri. 

After two years, he returned to the farm where he grew up and continued to farm the rest of his life.

Loren married Rose Marie Miller on July 16, 1961. They shared more than 55 years together. To this union were born four children: Two daughters, Janet and Ruth, and two sons, David and Larry.

Loren was a member of the Church of God (7th Day). Throughout the years, he served in various roles for the church, including Sabbath School teacher and lay speaker. There were two things that Loren truly loved-music and studying the Bible. He instilled a love for both in his children and the grandchildren. The last few years he attended Beacon of Truth Church in Richmond, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Vivian Carlton, all of his aunts and uncles, as well as many cousins. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie and daughter Ruth of the home, daughter Janet, son Larry, and son David (Laura) all of La Cygne. He also had 5 grandchildren: Heather (Forest) Sears, Emily (John) Knight, Samuel, Paul, and John Reynolds; and 5 great-grandchildren: Tirzah, Jaylah, and Kierah Sears, and Lucas and Hailey Knight. He is also survived by his sister, Eileen, Clinton, Missouri, and sisters-in-law, Dollie Wallace and Joy Walter, both of St. Joseph, Missouri; his sister''s children Vern Batley, Mike Batley, Bill Sutcliffe, Hal Sutcliffe, and Kathy Gander. 

Funeral services will be at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel on Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 AM, with burial in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Pastors Reuben Esh and Tim Hinds will officiate. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, August 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the funeral home. The family suggests donations be made to the La Cygne Historical Society or the La Cygne Library. There will be a dinner for family and friends at the Swan Room in the La Cygne Library following burial.