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Kennerly "Ken" Nolan Reece

November 7, 1940 October 7, 2020
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Ken Reece passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 on his farm north of Eldora, the result of a grain bin accident. He was 79 years old.
Ken was born on November 7th, 1940 to Annabelle Cobb Reece and Leland Reece, of New Providence, IA. He graduated from New Providence High School with the class of 1959.
As a very young man, Ken took over the running of the Reece family farm, following an injury to his father, also in a farm accident. At 27 years old Ken bought his own farm north of Eldora and never left.
He married Karen Lepley on August 29, 1970, at Honey Creek Church outside New Providence. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August, though Covid canceled the real celebration. Ken and Karen had 2 daughters, Sara and Sommer. They raised their family on their farm, where they lived and worked until moving into Eldora in 1996.
Ken was a respected leader in the community, serving as Mayor of Eldora, as well as President of the Eldora-New Providence School Board, Pine Lake Country Club Board, and the Pine Lake Housing Board. He had a lot of ability, knowledge, (and equipment) and was always happy to share it with his community. This was especially true in farming. Though an unorthodox teacher, he was a hero to countless young farmers and students whom he mentored. He had a mechanical mind and a catalog of knowledge that often made people shake their heads. His advice was freely given to anyone who needed it and getting him talking about tractors or trucks was the best way to get to know him.
Ken is survived by his wife, Karen, daughters Sara and her husband Nate Sizemore of Norwalk, IA and Sommer and her husband Doug Farrier of Shawnee, KS. Ken and Karen were blessed with five wonderful grandchildren, Ellie and Emma Sizemore, and Kennedy, Hayden, and Reece Farrier. All still at home. He is also survived by his sister Laura and her husband Tim Lane of Queensland Australia, many nephews and nieces, a few of whom are even farmers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother Douglas Reece.
Ken had many friends, collaborators, and accomplices throughout his years of farming, tractor pulling, card playing. He will be missed by many.
The wearing of masks and the respect of social distancing guidelines are encouraged at both functions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Honey Creek Preservation Group, Hardin County Farm Museum or South Hardin FFA.

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Visitation

Sunday

11

Oct

2:00 PM 10/11/2020 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/11/2020 4:00:00 PM
Honey Creek Meeting House

31031 PP Avenue
New Providence, IA 50206

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The wearing of masks and the respect of social distancing guidelines are encouraged at both functions. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Honey Creek Preservation Group, Hardin County Farm Museum or South Hardin FFA.

Honey Creek Meeting House
31031 PP Avenue New Providence 50206 IA
United States

Graveside

Sunday

11

Oct

4:00 PM 10/11/2020 4:00:00 PM
Honey Creek Cemetery

New Providence, IA 50206

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The wearing of masks and the respect of social distancing guidelines are encouraged at both functions. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Honey Creek Preservation Group, Hardin County Farm Museum or South Hardin FFA.

Honey Creek Cemetery
New Providence 50206 IA
United States

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Honey Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

New Providence, IA 50206

New Providence 50206 IA
United States
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