Debra Kay Reed, 59, Melvern: July 10, 1956 – June 24, 2016

MELVERN, Kan. – Debra Kay Reed, 59, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Menorah Medical Center, in Overland Park, Kan. She was born July 10, 1956, in Burlington, Kan., the daughter of Paul and Ruth Hursh Birk.

Debra grew up in Burlington, where she graduated from Burlington High School in 1974. She had lived west of Melvern, Kan., since 1975. Debra had been a homemaker all of her life and was a member of the Coffey County Cancer Support Group.

On July 12, 1974, Debra was married to Marvin Reed.

Debra was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ruth Birk.

Debra is survived by her husband, Marvin, of the home; three children, Carrie (Jeremy) Lingenfelter, Osage City, Kan., Calvin (Gretchen) Reed, Berryton, Kan., and Mike (Sunny) Reed, Anthony, Kan.; a sister, Linda Cole, Emporia, Kan.; two brothers, Jerry Birk and Randy Birk, both of Burlington; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Melvern Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, in Lyndon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Coffey County Cancer Support Group, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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