Obituaries

C. Elizabeth Reiss 1922 - 2015 Olathe, KS

Celia Elizabeth Reiss, age 92 of Olathe, Kansas and previously of Bonner Springs, KS. passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15th at Fellowship West (303 S. Bluegrass Dr. Bonner Springs, KS.) with the burial to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor, KS. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14th at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions can be made to Shepherds Ministries or Fellowship West both in care of the funeral home.
Elizabeth was born on October 4, 1922 in Beggs, OK, the fifth of eight children born to M. Lester and Myrtle (Campbell) Farris. She grew up in the Basehor and Tonganoxie area and graduated from Basehor High School in 1939. Elizabeth married Jacob Reiss on August 15, 1944 and together they celebrated 70 years of marriage this last August. Elizabeth and Jacob lived in rural Bonner Springs where they raised their family. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Survivors include her husband Jacob Reiss, Jr. of the home, three children Gregory Reiss and wife Sue of Valdez, AK., A. Elaine Demuth and husband Tim of Maple Hill, KS., Terry Reiss and wife Teresa of Olathe, KS., two sisters Delta Edwards of Independence, MO., and Virginia Brigman of Converse, Texas. As well as five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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