Father John C. Reynolds, Age :58
Jun 09,1962---Feb 16,2021

Father John C. Reynolds, 58, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  A Prayer Service will be 2:30 PM, Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 West 92nd Street, Lenexa, KS.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Monday, February 22, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  A live stream of the services can be found at youtube.com/htlenexa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Priest Pension Fund, 12615 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109

John was born June 9, 1962, in Leavenworth, KS.  He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest, he attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated from Saint Meinrad College and Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.  Father John was an Eagle Scout, 3rd Degree of the Knights of Columbus, a birder, chaplain for the Boy Scouts, and an outdoorsman (he loved camping, fishing and hiking). Upon becoming a priest, he had several parish assignments in the decades that followed to include: he was associate pastor at Most Pure Heart of Mary, Holy Cross and Prince of Peace parishes, pastor at Sacred Heart, Paxico, Holy Family, Alma and St. John Vianney, Eskridge, Holy Name, Topeka, St. Joseph, Nortonville, Immaculate Conception, Valley Falls and Corpus Christi, Mooney Creek, St. Vincent de Paul, Onaga, St. Bede, Kelly and St. Patrick, Corning, then he was associate at Prince of Peace, finally he offered sacramental assistance at Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament, Christ the King, and Our Lady and St. Rose.

Father John is survived by his parents Glenn and Virginia Reynolds, sisters Rebecca Naylor and her children Kathryn, Russell, Aaron and Matthew, Barbara Holinaty, Kathleen (Travis) Scott and their children Ian and Spencer, Nancy (David, Jr.) Pennock and their children Carly, Abby, Shylee.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.



Condolences

Jack & Benetta Foster Feb 18 ,2021

parishioners, St. John Vianney, Eskridge ,Eskridge ,Kansas

Our deepest sympathies to the parents and family members of Fr. John, known as "The High Priest." He was a favorite priest of the families within our parish. He loved participating in our communal dinners, getting to know each and every person individually over food. He loved sharing jokes and learning new ones from all our participants. We had last seen him at a Cathedral event several years ago. He was so happy to see us. We mourn his passing. May he rest in peace. Jack and Bengie Foster

Marilyn and Jerry Hund Feb 18 ,2021

Great friends and parishioners ,Paxico ,Kansas

Dear Glenn and Virginia, Jerry and I are so saddened by the death of Fr. John. He was just like a son to us and we spent many hours together on and off church business!! He was a great Priest, one of the favorites at Sacred Heart Parish, Paxico, KS. We were lucky to have him for six years. We know he's been hurting and our hearts have hurt right along with him. We were fortunate enough to celebrate his 25th Anniversary in the Priesthood with him just a few years ago. You should be very proud of his dedication to the church. Thank you for sharing him with us! We will always love him. Marilyn Jerry

Janet Golubski Feb 18 ,2021

friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds, My heart goes out to you in the loss of your son, Fr. John. We all enjoyed him at Christ the King Church. He had a humor that a lot of people didn't get or I think maybe congregations think you shouldn't laugh in church. I always giggled at a lot of his sermons and busted out in a few until I'd look around and no one else laughed. I did ask him if it was rude to laugh out loud in church and he said of course not- it was a joke! Not a lot of people knew he wanted to also be a meteorologist and liked to talk to my husband and I about tornadoes and weather clouds. We are storm spotters and wanted to take him on one of the times we were out but he wasn't sure he would fit in our truck!! We would have made room.. He was sure a joy to us. As a sacristan we loved to spoil him with special treatment at Mass always but more when he started to get worse. We all hated to see him in such pain. We will miss him--such a good guy. We thank you and God for sharing him with us at CTK. God Bless you and his sisters

Lesle Knop Feb 19 ,2021

Friend ,Paola ,Kansas

My sympathy to all of you who mourn the death of Father John. I first met him when he was pastor in Nortonville about 15 years ago when I began working in stewardship for the Archdiocese. Throughout the years that followed I came to know Father John’s tender-hearted personality and deep compassion for others. He was a follower of Christ in every way. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Harry F McAleavy Feb 19 ,2021

Family friends ,OLATHE ,Kansas

Dear Virginia And Glenn, Our deepest sympathy and prayers for Fr John and you. As he rests in peace, may you live in peace, comfort and joy. God bless you dear friends

Mary A Gomez Feb 19 ,2021

Price of Peace parishioner ,Olathe ,Kansas

Fr. Reynolds was very holy and he inspired our family to say grace publicly. One day, at a Chinese restaurant in Olathe, I saw a man sitting alone and saying grace, then, I realized it was our priest! It may seem like a little thing but it was good for our family because we did not always say grace at home but after that we say it publicly and privately. He was a good example to our family. Plus, we liked him very much!

Bob & Carol Michaelis Feb 19 ,2021

Friend ,Paxico ,Kansas

To Fr. John's family-We are sure God has welcomed Fr. John into Heaven with open arms, but we will all mourn his loss here on earth. I worked for him at Sacred Heart, Paxico, for many years. He had such a gentle way, full of life and humor, and a heart that cared for all of his friends and parishioners. He married some of our children, baptized many, offered sympathy to some and was loved by our entire family. Our prayers will be with you! Bob and Carol

Bob and Peg Krueger Feb 19 ,2021

Friend ,Manteca ,California

To the family of John-our deepest sympathies go out to all of you in this time of grieving. May God provide you comfort and peace in this challenging time. God brought John into our lives in 2007 in Houston Texas at a Marriage Encounter event. From that time on we had a beautiful and blessed friendship, even though we lived many miles apart. For many years we spoke weekly by phone, then by FaceTime. We enjoyed several vacations with him when he came out to California. He loved our fresh produce, and also fresh fish when we ate at a restaurant by the beach. Mostly, we just enjoyed spending time with this faithful, compassionate, gentle man. Our family loved getting to know him. We were blessed to attend the 25th anniversary of his ordination, and saw how much everyone loved him, which warmed our hearts. We are saddened by this loss, and will miss him greatly, but we know he is at peace in the arms of Jesus. Bob and Peg Krueger, Manteca, CA

Sister MaryLex Smith Feb 20 ,2021

Friend ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

Dear Family of Fr John: my heart aches for you at your and our loss. John was such a wonderful person. I was blessed to have known him from seminary days when I worked at HT. Then I worked with him at Holy Cross. We worked well together and I enjoyed getting to know him on a deeper level. He has been in my prayers since I heard of his illness. As hard as it is to lose him, he will always be in our hearts and just a thought or prayer away. Know that you are also in my prayers these days. He’s with the God he loved and will now take care of us. God’s blessings be with you. I send you love. Sister MaryLex

Bill and LuAnn Roth Feb 20 ,2021

Friend ,Paxico ,Kansas

We are so sorry we had to lose Fr. John. He was with us at Sacred Heart-Paxico for several years. We loved to have him over to our house for a little relaxation. He always wanted "real" popped popcorn and Diet Coke. We helped move him to his house at Holy Name in Topeka and visited when we could. We attended his 25th Anniversary in Olathe and wrote each other occasionally. He was so loved! He was a good man and a good priest. We will miss him dearly. Our sincere sympathy, Bill & LuAnn Roth

Mary Kern Feb 21 ,2021

friend ,LEAVENWORTH ,Kansas

Virginia and Glenn, My deepest sympathy to you at this time of sorrow My prayers and thought go out to you

Rick & Judy Rothweiler Feb 22 ,2021

Our Priest ,Olathe ,Kansas

Our thoughts and prayers have been with John for months now. We just wanted to let the family know we're keeping you all in our prayers. Covid-19 kept us from attending but in Spirit we were with you as we got to hear and see everything using the phone. No more ducking doorways now, Rick could sure relate with John on that. The many years we camped together over Memorial weekends and staying up late watching the camp fire crackle and pop with such beautiful colors is one of my best memories. And being able to celebrate mass together at Prince of Peace and getting one of his big smiles after mass as he hugged us both, that we will always remember

Connie Slade Brown Feb 22 ,2021

Glenn and Virginia, We are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Connie Brenda & Bill Slade

Arminda Feldkamp Feb 23 ,2021

Former Adminstrative Assistant ,Wamego ,Kansas

I was saddened to hear of Fr John’s passing. I enjoyed my time with him as he lived at Onaga and served the three parishes of Kelly, Corning and Onaga. He was very social in the Onaga community and enjoyed meals with the local farmers. He seemed to be able to make himself at home anywhere. He talked about his family and especially looked forward to phone calls from his mother. His many health issue began to show up during the time I was his employee. It was sad to see him slowing down. May he Rest In Peace.

Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Address:
13615 West 92nd Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 22 ,2021
Time:
10:30 AM
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Event:
Vigil Service
Location:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Address:
13615 West 92nd Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 21 ,2021
Time:
2:30 PM
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