Eldora M. "Cherry" Reed

June 18, 1924 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 96)


Eldora M. `Cherry' Reed, 96, died on 8-20-20 in Colorado Springs, CO. She had moved to Colorado in November 2018 to be closer to family. Cherry is survived by three children; Diann Voos, Colorado Springs, CO, Karen Evers, Boise, ID, and Randy Evers, West unity, OH. She had 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, plus multiple step grand and great-grandchildren. Three husbands preceded Cherry in death,. Vernon H. Janzen, KS (1946), W. Vernon Evers, KS (1982), and Charles T. Reed, MO (2006). Cherry was born in Midian, KS, to Ora & Pauline Starbuck, went to school in Chase, KS, and then attended Brown Mackie Business College, Salina, KS. She raised her family in Hoisington, KS until 1971. Over the next 47 years she lived in Boonville, MO, Chillicothe, MO, then Belton, MO before moving to Colorado. Most friends and family will remember Cherry as a smart, super friendly, big smiling redhead. She balanced raising her children, a lively social and church life, working as a Missouri realtor, legal and brokerage firm secretary, and always enj.oyed bridge games. A memorial service and burial will be at a later date in Great Bend, Kansas.

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