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Wayne L. Reiners

October 12, 2015

Wayne L. Reiners, 76, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015 at the St. Marys Manor.


He was born September 14, 1939 at Wamego, the son of Seibelt “Zeke” and Rosa M. Beasterfeld Reiners.  Wayne grew up in the Greenwood community and attended Greenwood rural school.  He graduated from St. Marys High School and Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. While at KSTC he played football and was on the All-Conference Team.  He was a member of Sigma Tau Epsilon Fraternity.


Mr. Reiners taught and coached at Auburn High School. He later was a salesman living in New Jersey.  In 1968 he moved back to St. Marys where he co-owned St. Marys Lumber, he also was a contractor.  Wayne was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, the Kansas State Catbackers and the Ahearn Scholarship Foundation at KSU.


He was married to Barbara Dale Riggin on July 29, 1961.  They divorced.  He later married Judy Radius on June 18, 1988 at St. Marys.  She survives of the home.


Other survivors include two sons, Bryan (Stacey) Reiners, and Chris (Beth) Reiners all of Maple Hill; two daughters, Tisha (Dan) Schlochtermeier, Westmoreland and Tara (Chuck) Sander, Valley Center;  a brother, Loran (Virginia) Reiners, St. Marys; his sister, LeAnn (Bill) Brown, St. Marys and nine grandchildren, Aryn, Zac, Hayden, Cooper, Riggs, Haley, Courtney, Brayden and Piper.


Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the St. Marys United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Belvue.  Mr. Reiners will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Manor or Alzheimer Association and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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18 thoughts on “Wayne L. Reiners

  1. Dear Judy & family, I just read this obit for Wayne. I would have gone to his funeral had I known. I’m so sorry for your loss of your beloved Wayne! He was always so kind to me at The United Methodist Church & at the lumber yard & running into you both in SM….we spoke of almost being birthday twins, mine being a day before his! Wayne had a very sincere warm heart of gold & wonderful humor! He will be missed by many!! God bless you & yours, Judy! Sincerely, Ruth

  2. Dear Judy and family, So sorry to have missed Wayne’s funeral. I have to keep up with checking the obits oftener. We surely would have been there if we had known. We remember Wayne well from the Lumber Yard when we first moved here in the early 80’s. He was always so kind and helpful. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Tom and Teresa

  3. Our prayers are with the family at this time of loss. Wayne was such a wonderful man and knew no strangers. May your memories stay with you forever.

  4. To the Wayne Reiners family,
    Joe & I send our sincere sympathy to you and know God will send you comfort in these days ahead, The town of St. Mary’s won’t be the same.

  5. I send my deep sympathy to all of you . May you find peace in your loss. Wayne will be deeply missed. Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

  6. Wayne was always a kind and generous man to be around. I feel like I grew up from Cub Scouts to Little League to High School hanging out with the Reiners family and I always felt welcome. My heart goes out to all of you.

  7. To Wayne’s family, I send my sincere sympathies. Wayne was a good friend. I spent some great times visiting Wayne on his parents’ farm when we were kids.

  8. To Wayne’s Family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss of Wayne. He was such a St. Marys Icon and will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace…….

  9. I was sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a good man and a tall end receiver on the high school football team. He will be missed.
    My sympathy to the family.
    Carroll Schraeder

  10. Wayne’s life was a life lived to it’s fullest. A happy marriage, a wonderful family and a loving home were just some of the great things he accomplished. With so many children and grandchildren, his legacy will certainly live on.

  11. Judy, Bryan and Chris,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. I know he is in a much better place and once again the Wayne we all knew. He now has life everlasting and his Mom and Dad were there with open arms. Memories I have of him will never fade. I am so very glad I knew him he had a heart of GOLD. God be with each of you and the memories you all have will always be with you forever. Prayers always

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