Beverly Ruth Reiter, 83, of Winfield, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 10, 2019, at Cumbernauld Village.
Memorial services are 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Private family inurnment will take place at Akron Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation with family is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Miles Funeral Service Wednesday.
Memorials have been established in Beverly’s name for the Alzheimer’s Association and Cowley County Mental Health. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Born April 17, 1936, in Arkansas City, Beverly was the daughter of Chester and Ann (Cox) Boswell. Raised and educated in Arkansas City, she graduated from Arkansas City High School and Phillips University. She received a master’s degree from Wichita State University, as well as a master’s in library media science from Emporia State University.
She and Clarence “Scott” Reiter married June 6, 1959, in Winfield. The couple made their home in the Akron community and owned and operated the Little Pirate Ranch.
As a teacher, Beverly served several communities over the years, including Winfield, Sunnyside, Udall and Mulvane. She also served in several professional organizations: secretary of Winfield National Education Association, Cowley County Teachers Association, Mulvane NEA, American Association of University Women secretary and president; and president of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Beverly was also involved with many agricultural organizations. She served as secretary, treasurer and president of Cowley County Cattle Women, Kansas CowBelles, Kansas Wheat Hearts and the Kansas and Cowley County Farm Bureau. She also served as an advisor to the Farm Service Agency, supervising judge for general elections for Fairview and Rock, secretary and a board member of the Cowley County Rural Water District 7, and Cooperettes. Scott preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2010.
Beverly was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield, serving as their librarian for many years. She was an avid volunteer for the William Newton Hospital Auxiliary, where she had been a member since 2004, and served as president for three years and chair of the scholarship committee for four years. She also served as secretary on the Cowley County Hospice Board.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Her family includes her daughter, Renee Sanchez and husband Milton, of Winfield; her grandchildren, Anne-Marie, Alex and Angela; and seven nieces and nephews.