Barbara Jean Reeves

Barbara Jean Reeves peacefully went home to her Lord and Savior on February 24, 2024. She was residing at Nottingham Nursing and Rehab in Olathe, KS at the time of her death. Nottingham staff lovingly cared for her over a year and a half.

Barbara J. Herbel was born on March 15, 1941, to Carl and Elsie Herbel on the family homestead in Lucas, KS. She was raised with two brothers, Norman and Clayton.

Barbara had fond memories of her education starting in a one-room school house. She graduated in 1959 from Lucas High School. Barbara then put herself through Brown Mackie Business School in Salina, KS. During this time, she met her life-long best friend, Nancy Pierce DiMatteo.

She then met her husband, Amon Reeves, at Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, KS. He was a Mississippi boy stationed there and she was working in a Classified section of the base. They were married on December 1, 1963, in Lucas, KS. They were blessed with two daughters, Kimberly and Kristine.

Barbara worked tirelessly to help support her family. In addition to working on the family farm, Barbara proceeded to work in the Clerk of the Russell County District Court office for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, parents and brothers.

She is survived by her daughters and her beloved grandchildren. Kim Miller (Patrick Miller) of Great Bend, KS. Granddaughters Lauren and Abigail Miller. Kris Manning (Patrick Manning) of Lawrence, KS and Grandchildren Spencer and Amy Manning.

Barbara’s priorities in life were simple; faith and family. She was a Prayer Warrior and led the family with her strong faith. Barbara faced many challenges in her life but never lost her faith in the Lord. Nothing brought her more joy than her 4 grandchildren. She was a lover of KU basketball, never missing a game until the very end — Rock Chalk! We will miss her sense of humor — she taught us to laugh even during the hardest of times. She loved history, playing cards and learning. She was so very proud that her entire family chose to pursue higher education. Let her dedication to faith and loving others serve as a guide for all to emulate.

Service will be Saturday, March 9 th at 11 a.m. at The Lucas Community Church- 322 N Main St., Lucas, KS, 67648. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Lucas Community Church or Nottingham Nursing and Rehab, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Susie Boese...

Kim, Delbert I were sad to hear that your Mom has passed. Prayers for you and your family.

From Larry & Verna Mettlen...

Kris & Kim, Larry & I loved your Mom . We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady, and will be missed by many . We love you and you will all be in our prayers .

From Salena DiMatteo...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Mom is always telling stories about their adventures together when they were young. All of the stories involve them giggling! She will be missed.

From Margaret McFarlin...

Kris, I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet Mom! You had the best Parents and may you have some solace they are together! It is tough to say goodbye and I know you were so close! I always enjoyed visiting with her! Praying for your family!

From Michele Drummond...

Sending you my deepest love and sympathies. Sincerely, Michele Drummond and family.

From Dennis and Laura Seirer...

Dennis and I are so sorry for the loss of Barbara, she was a very special lady and will be missed by so many 😢😢 Prayers to you all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

From Kim maples...

Kris, your mom was a gracious lady, cared about all she met. Beautiful inside and out. Homecoming for her . Thinking and praying for ya’ll❤️

From Betty J Ehrlich...

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our families had many fun times together, visiting back-and-forth.
She will be missed by many
Prayers for peace and comfort to all the family🙏🙏
A cousin of Barbara
Betty J Ehrlich

From Paul & Anna Moore...

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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