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Reva Neal

November 11, 1936 ~ August 18, 2012

Reva Mae Owen Neal was born on November 11, 1936 in Portland, Kansas to Walter Dale and Maude E (Dickerson) Owen. Reva was the second of three children. Joyce was her older sister and Gary her younger brother.

Reva was united in marriage to Dale Neal on October 31, 1953 at the age of 16. That marriage would last 38 years. Dale and Reva had two boys Marty and Jeff.

Reva worked several jobs throughout the years; Wal-Mart, Caretaker of the Wellington Lake, owner of the South Haven Store, phone operator, farm wife, and CNA, SSAD in the nursing home in South Haven, but her life was really centered around her husband and two boys and giving them the happiest home possible.

She lived many years on a farm seven miles east of South Haven, KS. She had also lived in California, Wellington, KS, Texas, Arkansas City, KS, Oklahoma City, OK and Caldwell, KS.

Reva passed on from this life at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Ok, from a head injury, on August 18, 2012 at the age of 75.

She was preceded in death by her mom and dad, Walter Dale and Maude Owen, sister Joyce Owen Mohney and her brother Gary Owen.

She is survived by her two sons, Marty Neal and wife Wendy of Caldwell, KS and Jeff Neal and his wife Courtney of Bethany, OK; grandchildren Jon, Kyle, Kari, Klayton, Kelsey, Cooper, Trey, Amanda and Netasha; great grandchildren Mya, Lucas and Maliha; and many more family and friends that will miss all of her smiles, sense of humor, good cooking and all the love she had for everyone she touched in her life.

Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association, Suite 100, 608 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67226.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel in Caldwell.

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Jill Mattingly

Family and Friends - 08/21/2012

Jeff and Marty,

Your mom was a great lady. Cherish the memories you had with her. I will never forget the days at Neal's Market, she was a "mean boss", NOT. She was a great friend. Just wish I would have been able to share that with her. She will be missed.

Love to you all. Jill


Sheri (Harvey) Torrey

Family and Friends - 08/21/2012

Dear Neal Family,

Always enjoyed seeing Reva when I came back to Kansas. She was fun and full of laughter! Humor is the great Owen family trait!

I know she is resting pecefully. She will be missed terribly.

Love to all.


Nancy(Kuchar) Whittenburg

Family and Friends - 08/22/2012

Jeff and Marty your Mom was a very special lady we worked together from time to time and did school functions together. My prayers to all of you she will be greatly missed.

Nancy (Kuchar) Whittenburg


Darlene (Owen) Harvey

Family and Friends - 08/22/2012

Marty and Jeff,

I will miss my cousin Reva, we spent many happy years growing up in Kansas and in recent years when I came to Ark City to visit my Mother. Reva had a great sense of humor and could tell some pretty good jokes & story's! I'm thinking of the family at this sad time, may you carry your memory's in your heart and may Reva rest in peace.

With love, Darlene


Bob McGee

Family and Friends - 08/22/2012

I'm sorry for your loss and sorry to have been far away for so long, I haven't met you. Reva was in Arkansas City a few years ago and I enjoyed seeing her and talking to her again. I know she will be missed. Oh, yes, I am another cousin, son of Reva's father Dale's sister Arlowyn.

May Reva rest in the Peace of the Lord


Gail Lathers

Family and Friends - 08/22/2012

Marty & Jeff,

So sorry about your Mother. We knew each other for a very long time and watched you boys grow up with our kids. I know you will have lots of great memories of your Mother. Thinking of you at this very hard time and wishing you the very best.

Fred & Gail Lathers


Debbie Green-Barnes

Family and Friends - 08/28/2012

I am so sorry for your lose. I had no idea until just now. I will miss having her wave at me at the apartments every time we were out at the same time.

Please accept my condolences and know that my payers and thoughts are with you boys and your families!


Linda Ponton Kerrville,Texas

Family and Friends - 09/08/2012

I am so shocked to here of the death of my very special friend. I wish I knew what happened to her. I loved her so much and the best friend I could have ever ask for. My prayers and thoughts go out to both of you. Would love to hear from you. Love, Linda Ponton


Loren Stowers

Family and Friends - 10/29/2012

Dear Family,

I would like to send my condolences. It can be extremely difficult to lose a loved one. That is why I wanted to share the hope found in the bible, the hope of the resurrection. Jesus stated at John 5:28,29 "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will come out." And at Revelation 21:3,4 it states that there will be a time when "...death will be no more."

These scriptures give us hope for the future as respects to our dead loved ones. Those scriptures have brought comfort to me and I hope it does the same for your family.

With Love,



Tammy (Oathout) Ford

Family and Friends - 03/20/2013

I am very sorry for loss. I just found out today. May God continually give you peace. Take comfort in all your memories and laugh as often as possible!



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