Sarah Etta Reynolds
Lifelong Stevens County resident Sarah Etta Reynolds, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the Pioneer Manor.
She was the daughter of Wesley and Zepha (Frazee) Lowry, she was born August 14, 1920 in southwest Stevens County.
She attended county school and worked for the Roy Bennett and Lightcap families to pay for school, board and room so that she could attend high school in Hugoton.
Her marriage to Vincent Medcalf brought them three children. During these years, she was a homemaker, Elementry school cook, and employee at Rosel’s Department Store. Mr. Medcalf became ill in 1963.
The November 8, 1960 election was a bit of a surprise to her, these local guys wanted her to run for County Clerk. They put up signs for her and campaigned on her behalf, without her knowing. She won by a write in vote. The local guys were; Judge Morgan, Cud Combs, Fred Walkemeyer, and Art Lahey. Her first day in office was January 1, 1961. Little did she know this was the beginning of a career and she held this job until retirement, December of 1988. She enjoyed her 27 years as a county official.
In 1968, Sarah Etta married Donald Reynolds and he became a husband, father, and grandfather the same day.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Scott, Hugoton, KS, Jody Schnaufer, Lubbock, TX; son, LeRoy Medcalf Jr., Princeton, IN., seven grandchildren, Brian Medcalf and wife Misty, Shawn Medcalf and wife Sausha, Desiree’ Sarah Harris and husband Johnathun, Nichole Perez and husband Andy, Joshua Schnaufer, Stuart Scott and wife Suzie, Steven Scott; 15 great grandchildren, Alyssa, Macie, Layla, Kirra Medcalf, Alexis and Ian Medcalf, Kalijah and Kayne Harris, AJ, Adam, and Amy Scott, Lyric Schnaufer, Andrew, Miley Sarah, and Savannah Perez; one great great grandchild, Delilah Ivy.
She was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Arden, and Elden Lowry; two sisters, Naomi Simmons and Louise George; two husbands, Vincent Medcalf and Donald Reynolds; great great grandchild, Liam Ivy.
Memorials have been established for Church of God or Pheasant Heaven Charities. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home –PO BOX 236- Hugoton, KS 67951.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2 PM at Church of God, Hugoton, KS.
Viewing will be Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM at Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton.