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Max I. Reeves

KSAL StaffFebruary 5, 2018

Max I. Reeves, age 93, Concordia, passed away Sun., Jan. 28, 2018 at his daughter’s residence in Concordia, KS. He was born on Jan. 18, 1925 in Concordia, KS to Vernie (Jack) & Phoebe E. (Cyphers) Reeves.
Max graduated from Concordia High School in 1943 and he served in the US Navy during WWII. He married Joan “Jo” Darrow on Sept. 6, 1947 in Topeka, KS and she preceded him on Aug. 30, 2006. He worked for Cloud Ceramics for 41 years until his retirement in 1989. Max was an avid golfer and member of the Concordia Country Club, American Legion Golf Course and Concordia Golf & Wellness. He served on the Frank Carlson Library Board and the Kansas State Library Board for several years. He enjoyed playing cards in his later years at the club along with being a faithful KU fan.
Max is survived by his sons; Mike Reeves (Penni), Lawrence, Rick Reeves, Concordia & Scott Reeves (Sherry), Basehor; daughter, Sherry Henry (Larry), Concordia; 10 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his parents & sister, Helen Erhardt.
It was Max’s wishes to be cremated and a Celebration Gathering will be held from 4-8 pm, Sat., Feb., 10, 2018 at the American Legion Post #76, 506 Washington, Concordia, KS. Military Honors will be conducted at 4 pm at the post home by American Legion Post #76 & VFW #588. Friends may sign the register book from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Max requested memorials to the Frank Carlson Library in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit

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