Mary C. Reid, 86, Osage City: Feb. 1, 1933 – July 4, 2019 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Mary C. Reid, 86, Osage City: Feb. 1, 1933 – July 4, 2019

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Mary C. Reid, 86, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Portageville, Mo., the daughter of George Washington (“Cap”) Stewart and Etta Lucy (Hart) Stewart.

Mary graduated from City of St. Louis High School in 1951. She married Mirl Qualls, in 1951. They moved to Bushong, Kan., and finally ended up in Barclay, Kan. They had four children. Later they divorced. Mary then married Wallace Reid, of Osage City. He preceded her in death. They had one son.

Mary was a hairdresser for 36 years, and most of that time was in her own shop, Mary’s Beauty Salon, in Osage City. She was an active member of the Osage City Baptist Temple in Osage City.

Her family was the love of her life and she is survived by her children, Pam (Tom) Morrissey, Raleigh, N.C., Debbie (David) Tidd, Osage City; Rick (Carol) Qualls, Macksville, Kan., and David (Rebecca) Reid, Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren, Ryan (Katie) Morrissey, Aurora, Colo., Ashley (Chris Ketch) Qualls, New Braunfels, Texas, and Jennifer Dangerfield, Burlingame, Kan.; great grandchildren, Callena Qualls, Maylee Ketch, Allison Ketch and Patrick Morrissey; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, “Cap” Stewart, and mother, Etta Freshour; brothers, Lloyd Stewart and Eugene Stewart; sisters, Virginia walker and Irene Stewart; and her son, Jerry Qualls.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Countryside Baptist Church, 24608 K-170, Osage City. Burial will follow services at Osage City Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Heizer American Legion Post 198, and sent in care of the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at

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