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Julie Ann (Richard) Reynolds

June 1, 1957 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Julie Ann (Richards) Reynolds age 65 of Parsons, KS [formerly of Neodesha, KS] passed away Saturday July 23rd, 2022 at Labette Health. She was a resident of Parsons Presbyterian Manor for the last 6 years due to incapacitating disabilities following brain surgery. After an uphill battle with lung complications the last year, she passed peacefully surrounded by family.
Julie was the first born of 4 children on June 1st, 1957 in San Antonio, TX to proud parents Kenneth & Leola Richards. They relocated to Altoona, then to Neodesha, KS in 1963 where she resided, with 3 younger siblings Diann, Daniel, and Naomi Richards. Julie graduated from Neodesha High School where she was passionate about band and music and led as a drum majorette her senior year. Shortly thereafter, Julie and Stan Reynolds committed to share their lives together in Neodesha, followed by having two children, Natalia and Lucas Reynolds whom they lived for. Julie was a valued and respected employee of Cobalt Boats for over 35 years, as well as a dedicated member of Christ Church.
Anyone who knew Julie would agree she was extremely kind, generous, loving, hardworking, and always willing to drop what she was doing for others. She was a devoted mother to Natalia and Lucas, who never stopped shuttling them to activities, contributing delicious goodies for baked sales, and was prominent as a scout leader for both no matter how much she had going on. On top of it all, she was ahead of the times on nutrition and organic eating, after discovering her food allergies. This motivated her to launch a small organic farm big enough to sustain the family and then some. Tending to and caring for a huge garden, goats, chickens, cows, dogs, and cats (among other things) is no small feat but that is the hardworking dedicated person she was.
Julie is survived by her family: Kenneth Richards – Stan Reynolds – Natalia, Jamie & Mila Shorten – Lucas Reynolds – Diann & Dennis Anderson (Cody Anderson, Shelby Sabin) – Dan Richards – Naomi Phillips (Katie, Josh, Justin Phillips). Julie was preceded in death by Leola Richards and Mark Phillips.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ Church in Neodesha, KS on Saturday Oct. 1st, 2022 at 1pm. There will be a reception immediately following also at Christ Church with food and drinks provided. A private inurnment will be held with family later at Ross Cemetery of Neodesha, KS.
Condolences, tributes and RSVPs can be left on Loran Fawcett Funeral Home’s website, or if you would like to share a memory at the celebration please leave a note indicating this on the tribute wall and we will contact you. We also welcome any photos or videos to be left on the tribute wall.
Flower arrangements can be sent through Blessed Blossoms of Neodesha, KS.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
October 1, 2022

1:00 PM
Christ Church of Neodesha

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