Archive for Thursday, January 4, 2007

Obituary: Byron F. Rea


January 4, 2007

Services for Byron F. "Frank" Rea, 58, McLouth, were Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. He was cremated.

Mr. Rea died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at his home.

He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Buffalo, Mo., the son of Byron Forrest and Crystal Theresa Lind Rea. He graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield, Mo., and attended Southwest Missouri State University.

Mr. Rea worked as a train dispatcher for Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years. He was a member of the American Train Dispatchers Association.

He married Carol "Kelly" Sue Reberry on May 2, 1970, in Springfield, Mo. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Tyler R. Rea, Lawrence, Andrew A. Rea, Eudora, Thatcher N. Rea, Lawrence, and Benjamin D. Rea, Tonganoxie; and three grandchildren.

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