Funeral arrangements have been set for two Nevada teens who were stabbed to death last weekend.

Services for 18-year-old Annie E. Reed (r.) will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Visitation for Annie began yesterday and will continue until services begin tomorrow.

Reed was a senior at Nevada High School who was completing summer school classes in an effort to graduate in August. Reed is survived by her parents, Robert and Carol Reed, brother Joe and a host of family and friends.

The family formerly lived in Kansas City and moved to Nevada five years ago.

Reed's family has asked that memorial contributions honoring their daughter be sent to:

Vernon County People for Pets
In Memory of Annie Reed
c/o Ferry Funeral Home
301 South Washington
Nevada, MO 64772

Services for 14-year-old Kylie M. Leyva are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Visitation for Leyva began Wednesday and will continue until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Kylie had just completed her freshman year at Nevada High School. She would have turned 15 yesterday (05-27-09.)

Kylie is survived by her mother Danielle Stephenson and the stepfather Steve Stephenson, of Nevada; and her father, Rick Leyva, of Walnut, Calif., brother, Joey Stephenson, and a sister, Destiny Stephenson of Nevada and other family and friends.

Her family moved to Nevada three years ago.

Following services, the Leyva family will receive friends at 608 E. Cherry St., Nevada, MO.

Memorial contributions made in Kylie's name can be sent to:

Kylie Leyva Memorial Fund
c/o Ferry Funeral Home
301 South Washington
Nevada, MO 64772


Kylie Leyva Fund/Danielle Stephenson
c/o US Bank
200 E. Cherry St.
Nevada, MO 64772-3320

Reed and Leyva were stabbed inside of Reed's apartment about 6:15 Sunday evening (05-24-09.) Witnesses say that Reed was able to make it to a neighbors house where she allegedly named Garrett Matthew Mason as the person who attacked her and her friend before collapsing on the front step.

Reed and Leyva were taken to a hospital in Nevada then transported by air ambulance to St. John's hospital in Joplin where they died a short time later.

Mason has been charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with Reed and Leyva's deaths.

Very few details surrounding the crime have been released by authorities and no motive has been released as to what may have led Mason to allegedly kill the girls.

Mason is being held in the Vernon County jail on $2million bonds. He is scheduled to appear in cour on June 11th.


Anonymous said...

i think that he should be put away for a very long time for what he did to those two girls.....i was friends with both of them...and i miss them terribly and wish that they wouldn't have answered that door that night or they would still be here today....and Garrett you are the most cruelest man in the world....how could you do that...you are one sick indivdual. Annie and Kylie Nevada will miss you terribly....See you Soon