Lois Jean Reddell

Lois Jean Reddell, age 73, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2020 with her family at her side at her home in Smithville, Missouri.
Lois was born an only child on November 11, 1946 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Norman Organ and Mary Williams.  Lois lived in the Northeast area of Kansas City growing up among many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Lois attended North East High School thru her junior year.  Lois’ parents owned a lake house in the Warsaw area.  It is there that she met Jackie Findley.  A relationship was kindled that resulted in marriage on January 28, 1963.  During this union four children were born; Raymond, Gina, Cinda and Jason.  Later in life, Lois chose to move back to the Kansas City area where she met Andy Reddell.  The two were united in marriage on February 14, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  During this marriage, Lois became close to Andy’s children Richard, Rhonda and Rod.  This marriage also included a little yorkie given the name Bailey.  Bailey gave Lois Many hours of companionship and entertainment his whole life.  Christmas 2019 Lois received another yorkie that she named Barron or called “Little Boy.” Yes, the name comes from President Trump’s son.
While living in the Warsaw area, Lois worked at the Unitog Clothing Factory.  Later she drove a school bus for the Warsaw School District.  Lois also worked as a license and title agent for the State of Missouri during the John Ashcroft administration.  When Lois relocated to Kansas City, she used this knowledge as a title expert at Copart Auto Salvage located in Kansas City, Kansas.  She retired with the same job description from the Allstate Auto Insurance Division.
It could be said that Lois never had a true hobby.  However, she was a great cook.  This talent Lois says she learned from her mother-in-law, Betty Findley.  Some of our favorite foods included carrot cake, mashed potatoes, pot roast, fried chicken and meatloaf.  I don’t think any of her children like “Texas Hash” or potato salad. 
Lois enjoyed bowling, roller skating, baseball and football.  During her life she enjoyed her time at various bowling allies from Windsor to Kansas City participating in leagues with her friends.  As a child her dad Norman taught her to roller skate.  Norman always claimed that she was a very good skater.  Lois took great pride in her children participating in sports.  She was a great fan of Warsaw Wildcat Football during the time her sons Raymond and Jason were participating.  She would also come to watch Gina and Cinda (both cheerleaders) cheer the teams to victory. 
Once she had no children participating in football activities, Lois turned her attentions to the Kansas City Chiefs.  As a family we spent many Sunday afternoons cheering on her favorite team.  From the late 1980’s to the present the Chiefs were a formidable team that just couldn’t win it all until this year.  Lois was so proud of them.  During the summer you could give her a call just to talk and she would be watching the Royals.  She enjoyed baseball just as much as football.  Her favorite saying, while at the stadium, was “Brett earn your money!”  She also was filled with pride when they won their two championships.  If Lois had a true hobby it would have been going to the boats in the area to hit the slots machines.  This helped fuel her love for Las Vegas and the ensuing trips with family members.  Lois loved all things glitter and sequins.  One family tradition, four generation old, is playing cards with friends and family.  She loved playing hearts, spades and Liverpool rummy.
Lois did enjoy listening to music, of course, Elvis Presley. She made several pilgrimages to Graceland and she was easy to buy for, anything Elvis worked out just fine.  Lois enjoyed the music of George Jones and the Eagles.  Her favorite TV entertainer was Tom Selleck.  She loved Magnum P.I. and Bluebloods.  Once at the house she was asked if she wanted to watch Magnum, her reply was “the real Magnum, or the fake?”
Lois is survived by her husband Andy Reddell, of the home, her son Raymond Findley, and his wife Lisa; her daughter Gina Carlyle, and her husband Bill, her daughter Cinda McGlothlin, and her husband Ken, her son Jason Findley, and his wife Staci, two stepsons Richard Reddell, and his wife Kelly, and Rod Reddell, a stepdaughter Rhonda Stinson, and her husband Jeff, nineteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Lois is preceded in death by her parents Norman Organ and Mary Organ, her daughters Kelly Findley and Jaqueline Findley and Bailey her furry companion.
Funeral Services for Lois J. Reddell were held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri with Pastor George Lakatos, officiating.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M.  Interment will follow the funeral at the Mossy Cemetery near Edwards, Missouri.

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