Dorothy L. Reyer
Dorothy L. Reyer, age 90, died on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan, KS.
She was born on November 21, 1925 in Manhattan, the daughter of David & Florence (Willyard) Smith. Her mother Florence died when she was two and Dorothy’s father’s sister, Cora White and her husband Will raised Dorothy as their daughter. Dorothy had her own daycare service in Manhattan for years and then worked in daycares in Salt Lake City, Utah and Manhattan. She retired at the age of 79.
Dorothy enjoyed reading the tabloids, playing Bingo, flowers of almost any kind, birdwatching and going on long car rides. She was known for her bright red lips and red shoes. Above all, she loved being with her family, especially her grandkids.
She was united in marriage to Merle “Don” Reyer on November 6, 1955 at the 1st Baptist Church in Manhattan, Kansas. Together, they raised 3 children: Peggy, DeAnn and Gary.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her 1st husband: LeRoy Kellogg; two brothers: David & Merle Smith; one sister: Eva Johnson and a grandson: Rusty Soupene.
Survivors include her husband Don of Manhattan; daughters: Peggy Davis and her husband Ron of Spokane, WA and DeAnn Kellogg of Westmoreland, KS; a son: Gary Reyer and his wife Cyreathia of Wamego, KS; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday September 30, 2016 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, east of Manhattan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at KSU in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
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