Dr. Adelbert Thomen Reece, 80, of Olathe, passed away on March 13, 2018 at Garden Terrace in Overland Park. He was born on July 16, 1937 to Dr. Adelbert Samuel and Ella (Thomen) Reece in Kansas City, MO. Thomen was a physician and practiced much of his career in his childhood home of Gardner, KS.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl, his daughters Stephanie Reece and Andrea Reece (Becky Nidiffer), step-daughters Kristin (Don) Lennard, Kari (Steve) Kovzan, and Dr. Kami Ross, grandchildren Sam, Abby, Mary Kate, Jamie, Drake, Claire, Giselle, Cooper, Will, Karli, Lucia, Quin, and Carter, and a great-granddaughter, Meadow (due to arrive in May). He is also survived by his sisters Katharine Curry and Marilyn Wolf, his sister-in-law Dorothy Reece, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert “Bob” Reece.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 6-8pm at Penwell-Gabel Funeral home, Olathe, KS, with a Celebration of Life to follow on Friday, March 23 at 10:30am at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Garden Terrace Activities Fund, the Boy Scouts of America, or Wayside Waifs.
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