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Johnna Celeste Lortz Reed
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1923
South Mound
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 2011
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA

Johnna Celeste Reed, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died on October 10, 2011 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Johnna Celeste Reed was born on July 3, 1923, in South Mound, Kansas to John Edward and Regina Volmer Lortz. She grew up in the South Mound area, graduating from Parsons High School, and attending Parsons Junior College.

Johnna married T.Jason Reed on March 2, 1942 at St.Joseph's Church. Johnna and Jason spent most of their married life in the Parsons area, operating several businesses, including a roller skating rink. They moved to central Missouri in the 1970's, where they owned the J&J Motel and Cafe for a number of years. After Jason's death in 1982, Johnna moved back to SE Kansas to be near her children, and eventually relocated to Lawton, OK with her daughter, Connie.

Some of her happiest times were spent at her son's ranch in SE Kansas, painting pictures for her grandchildren. Johnna enjoyed drives through the Wichita Mountains, especially when the wildflowers were blooming.

Johnna was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Daughters of Isabella, and the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Parsons. She was a member of the Red Hat Society at Brookridge in Lawton, and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Frank Thibodeau, Lawton; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ivel Reed, Omaha, NE; Michael and Susan Reed, Schoharie, NY; and Dan and Teresa Reed, Oswego, KS; 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren; as well as her brother in-law, Jim and Vicky Strickland of Oswego, KS. 

She is also survived by her sisters, Evelyn Brungardt of St. Paul, Kansas, Mary Helen McMillan of South Mound, Kansas and Esther Foreman of Phoenix Arizona. Her brother, John Edward Lortz ll, preceded her in death.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the CARSON-WALL FUNERAL HOME and visitation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001. These may be left at or mailed to the CARSON-WALL FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery
Labette County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Betty
Record added: Oct 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78247960
Johnna Celeste <i>Lortz</i> Reed
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 Added: Oct. 12, 2011

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