Obituaries

Obituaries

Byron F. "Frank" Rea 1948 - 2006 McLouth

Services for Byron F. "Frank" Rea, 58, McLouth, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow.Mr. Rea died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at his home.He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Buffalo, Mo., the son of Byron Forrest and Crystal Theresa Lind Rea. He graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield, Mo., and attended Southwest Missouri State University.Mr. Rea worked as a train dispatcher for Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years. He was a member of the American Train Dispatchers Association.He married Carol "Kelly" Sue Reberry on May 2, 1970, in Springfield, Mo. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include four sons, Tyler R. and wife Nancy, Lawrence, Andrew Aaron and wife Wendy, Eudora, Thatcher Nathaniel and wife Liz, Lawrence, and Benjamin David and wife Lisa, Tonganoxie; three grandchildren, Connor, Michelle and Siona; and numerous friends and family members.