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Shirley K. Rehder

August 6, 1947 — November 1, 2023

Shirley K. Rehder passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023. She is survived by her son, Bradley, daughter-in-law, Laura, granddaughters, Kaylin and Kristina, a second son Ryan and husband Terry. She is also survived by sisters: Deanna, Patricia, Cynthia, and Shelley, brother, Patrick, many nephews, nieces and friends. She is preceded in death by one brother, Michael and her parents, Kelley and Vera Gates. Shirley was born August 6, 1947 in Warsaw, Indiana. Her parents and family moved from Indiana to Arapahoe, Nebraska where Shirley attended elementary, middle and high school. She married Terry in 1969. Shirley, Terry and family lived in Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Ohio, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Detroit, Michigan and Overland Park, Kansas during their shared married life. Shirley earned an associate degree from Johnson County Community College and served as the primary family coordinator and caregiver for most of her married life. Shirley will be inurned at the Leavenworth VA Military Cemetery at 1:30pm on Friday, November 10th.


Time it was and what a time it was, it was

A time of innocence, a time of confidences

Long ago it must be, I have a photograph

Preserve your memories they're all that's left you

"Bookends," Simon and Garfunkel...


Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she forever rest in peace. Amen.

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Friday, November 10, 2023

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Leavenworth National Cemetery

150 Muncie Road
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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