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Charles Reese

Charles D. “Chuck” Reese, 74 , of the Lake Dabinawa community in rural McLouth, died April 26, 2012, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 15, 1937, at Calumet, Okla., the son of Orla Jacob and Dorothy Marie Steanson Reese.

He was a 1956 graduate of Calumet High School and attended Central States University in Edmond, Okla. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1961, his master’s degree in 1967, and his Phd. in 1969, all from the University of Oklahoma at Norman.

Mr. Reese served as a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas for 30 years, from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He was a two-time recipient of the “Gould” Award at the University of Kansas.

He was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the O.U. Alumni Association. He was an active supporter of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Greater Kansas City. A big supporter of McLouth athletics, he received the “Fan” award from the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

He married Ardith “Kay” Powell May 26, 1957, at Calumet. She preceded him in death April 26, 2007.

He is survived by one son, Orla Ray Reese, Radnor, Pa.; two daughters, Diana Kay Vansickle, Parkville, Mo., and Carolyn Marie Reese-Kasson, McLouth; two brothers, Donald Reese, Midlothian, Texas, and Robert Reese, Calumet; two sisters, Ann McMillan, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Carolyn Richardson, Calumet; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 30 at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial was at the McLouth Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the McLouth United Methodist Church or to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Greater Kansas City and sent in care of the Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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