Apr 21,1953---Jun 04,2021

Mark W. Reed, 68, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at the Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park, KS with the Memorial Mass following at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial  contributions to Church of the Ascension.

     Mark was born April 21, 1953, in Palo Alto, California, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Winks) Reed. Mark received his Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and his Masters from the University of Kansas. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for many years before moving to the Kansas City area in 1987.  Mark was a Chartered Financial Analyst and had worked for Aquila for over 20 years retiring in 2008.  He was an avid golfer, but his joy in life was being a loving husband, father, brother and "Poppi". Mark was a member of  Church of the Ascension and was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Catherine Reed.  Mark is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen Reed, three children and their spouses, Ashley and Kyle Sellhorst, Lindsay and Cameron Wakley, Kyle Reed, his adoring grandson, Michael Sellhorst, three siblings, Laura Reed, Dan Reed and his wife, Lois,  Amy Sparby and numerous nieces and nephews. 



Condolences

Mary Wakley Jun 04 ,2021

Mother of Lindsey’s husband, Cameron ,Phoenix ,Arizona

The loss is immeasurable, but so is the Love left behind..... Thinking of you & wishing you strength & peace ...❤️

Rachael Neihart Jun 04 ,2021

Family friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Praying for peace and comfort for your family as you remember and honor a loving Dad, husband and grandfather. Much love goes out to the Reed/Sellhorst Family. Love, Rachael, Jim, William and Olivia Neihart

James Jarrard & Mary Lynn Neuhaus Jun 05 ,2021

Brother & Sister-in-law ,Dubuque ,Iowa

Mark was one of the kindest, patient, caring people we ever met. There were times when his smile would serve as a spotlight—from him escorting Ashley & Lindsay down the aisle to playing with his only grandchild Michael to watching a basketball game with Kyle, their dog in his lap as they cheered on their favorite teams. He was devoted to his extended Reed-Jarrard family, but reserved his most loving gaze for the woman of his dreams, his darling Karen for 40 years, with whom he built a network of love that will continue to sustain us all. ❤️ML & Jim

Barbara Summerson Jun 05 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

My sincerest sympathy to all of you. I so enjoyed your family when we were neighbors, and the kids when they were at Aquinas. Mark was always a true gentleman and I know he will be sorely missed.

Jeanne Parsons Jun 06 ,2021

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Karen and family, I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. My sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this saddest of journeys. May beautiful memories of your loving husband and father and the peace of God be with you. May Marks soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Jeanne Parsons Jun 06 ,2021

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Karen and family, I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. My sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this saddest of journeys. May beautiful memories of your loving husband and father and the peace of God be with you. May Marks soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Colleen Jun 06 ,2021

Sister in law ,Fleming Island ,Florida

I came to know Mark through my husband, Mike, as they worked together in Cedar Rapids. Mike introduced Mark to Karen many years ago. I have fond memories of double dating & the fun we shared while young & in love. Mark will be missed tremendously but his legacy will live on through his loving wife, wonderful children & grandson. Mark lives on in our hearts for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Rest In Peace Mark. Colleen Phelps

Marilyn Rhinehart Jun 07 ,2021

Friend ,Georgetown ,Texas

Karen, I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I know that all of you have many precious memories and will cherish them. Thinking of you and your family with deep sympathy, Marilyn

Gigi (Glotfelty) Nelson Jun 16 ,2021

Friend ,Alta ,Iowa

Sending my sincere sympathies. GN

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Church of the Ascension
Address:
9510 West 127th Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date:
Jun 10 ,2021
Time:
1:00 PM
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Event:
Memorial Mass
Location:
Church of the Ascension
Address:
9510 West 127th Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date:
Jun 10 ,2021
Time:
1:30 PM
Google Map: