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Sharon J. Reid

January 6, 2018


Sharon J. Reid 79, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Reed’s Cove Health Care in Wichita, Kansas following a brief illness.


She was born December 10, 1938 in Eureka, Kansas to J. Everett and Velva (Todd) Gray.  On February 1, 1958 she married John Thomas “Tom” Reid in Newton, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on November 16, 2009.


Sharon was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton. She worked for the Society of Decorative Toll Painters and also worked earlier in her life for the Santa Fe Railroad.  The work of being a loving homemaker, mother and wife was Sharon’s greatest joy.  She was a natural caregiver and cared for many family members in her home including her beloved brother John. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, tending her flowers and reading.  Sharon was an avid fan of both KU and WSU basketball.


She is survived by her daughters Amy Reid Schell and her husband Bob Schell  of Centennial, Colorado and their children Elizabeth, Jack and Thomas; and Jennifer Reid of Wichita, Kansas and her children,  Madison and Conor.  She is also survived by her brother John Gray of Newton and sister Patricia Rickabaugh of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.


Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening with the Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends following the Rosary.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton, Kansas.


Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice or St. Mary Catholic Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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7 thoughts on “Sharon J. Reid

  1. We are so sorry to learn of the passing of our neighbor, Sharon. She was a wonderful person and we always loved seeing her beautiful yard and flowers. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.

  2. Sharon was so supportive of all of us at Newton Dance Center, where Jennifer and Amy “grew up.” I have special memories of designing and making costumes at her house, creating beautiful head pieces and props for the recitals, and knowing that she was always there with a positive can-do attitude and a smile. Her generosity was boundless.

  3. I have such fond memories of visiting my kind Aunt Sharon during the Summers as a young child – I especially liked it when she would drive us kids around in her mustang convertible. May she rest in peace and know how much she is loved by all of her survivors.

  4. Sharon was a gentle, loving & kind lady. I had the pleasure of working with her at Newton Dance Center. I will forever treasure her friendship.
    My deepest condolences to Amy, Jennifer, John & all the family.

  5. My Aunt Sharon was so warm, thoughtful and artistic. She painted two beautiful Christmas ornaments for me that I display each year. I will remember her always but especially during the Christmas season when I pull out her ornaments that she so creatively painted. May she rest in peace.

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