Laura Reves, 88, Burlingame: June 29, 1934 – Dec. 15, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Laura Reves, 88, Burlingame: June 29, 1934 – Dec. 15, 2022

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Laura Mae (Fenton) Reves, 88, of Burlingame, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. She was born June 29, 1934, in Wheaton, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Rose (Shaughnessy) Fenton.

She attended eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse called Trowbridge. She then graduated from St. Peter and Paul High School, in Seneca, Kan., with the class of 1952.

On Nov. 28, 1953, Laura was united in marriage to Donald Lyle Reves, at St. Peter and Paul Church, Seneca.

She drove a school bus for the Burlingame school district for 18 years, and worked for the Department of Revenue office in Topeka, Kan., during tax season for 23 years. She helped with 4-H sewing classes and square dancing.  She also helped the children get their livestock to the fairs in Melvern, Overbrook, and Osage City.

She and Donald square danced for 40 plus years all over Kansas and neighboring states. They held many offices in club level, northeast district, and state level, with two years as vice-president and two years as president. In 2008, the National Square Dance Convention was held in Wichita, Kan., where Laura served as the ways and means chairman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Rose Fenton; her husband, Donald Lyle Reves; a daughter, Joyce Greene; and a son, Stephen Reves.

She is survived by a son, Don Reves and his wife, Gloria, of Duncan, Neb.; a daughter, Denise Barr and her husband, Jack, of Carbondale, Kan.; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Reves, Wichita; a son-in-law, Joe Greene, Carbondale; two sisters, Rita Hulsing and Artis Broxterman; and eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City, Kan. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Scranton, Kan.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church New Hall Building Fund of Scranton,  and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413.

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