Claude Kent Reeves, 67, Melvern: July 23, 1948 – Dec. 23, 2015

122715-Claude-Kent-Reeves-wMELVERN, Kan. – Claude Kent Reeves, 67, of Melvern, Kan., formerly of Baldwin City, Kan., passed away on Dec. 23, 2015. He was born July 23, 1948, in Lawrence, Kan., the son of Virgil Reeves and Cynthia (Robertson) Reeves.

Kent graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1966 and later attended Baker University and the University of Kansas. Kent was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1968 and served in Vietnam earning the rank of E-5, a bronze star, and the Army Commendation Award.

He was a member of the True Grace Community Church, Melvern; American Legion in Melvern and Baldwin City; and served both communities and the city of Merriam as a volunteer firefighter. He was an active member of Pointman Ministries. Recently Kent served on the Melvern Zoning Board and the Melvern City Council.

Kent was a sales representative and regional manager for several communications companies through most of his life.

On Nov. 17, 1990, Kent was united in marriage to Bobbie Yeamans, in Baldwin City. They shared more than 25 years of marriage. Bobbie survives of their home.

Kent is also survived by his son, Ryan Reeves, of Edmond, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Lauren Cordova, Scottsdale Ariz., and Ronda Hardin, Melvern; sister, Melba Johnston, Lakewood, Colo.; stepsister, Carol Stout, Baldwin City; brother, Chuck Reeves, Olathe, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He is preceded in passing by his parents, and a great grandson, Tucker Thomas Goldsmith.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Pointman Ministries, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through http://www.lamb-roberts.com/.


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