Wilma Ruth Reed, age 81 of Crawfordsville, was called home to our Lord on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020. The youngest of 10 children, she was born on August 16, 1938, to the late Lawrence James & Elizabeth Ruth (Whitson) Kelly. On April 19, 1961 she married Gilbert "Gib" Reed who preceded her in death on December 12, 1972.
Wilma was a devoted wife, mother, and Christian. She worked at the Wilson's Brothers greenhouse, 3D department store, Scott's grocery, and had her own restaurant in Ladoga named "Mom's Place". She was also a cook at the Ladoga Children's home and Midland Meals. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family. Well known for her cooking, it was not uncommon for a fresh baked pie to be sent as a gift or to return a favor. Wilma was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church, serving the Lord and sharing His word with others.
She is survived by two sons, Terry (Paula) Reed and William "Bill" (Amber) Reed; a daughter, Martha "Marti" (Jim) Shahan; a brother, Marvin (Joyce) Kelly; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gib; brothers, Wayne, Bob, Bill, Paul "Ike", and Dick; sisters, Lela Belle, Helen "Meg", and Esther; and a grandson, Jordan Reed.
There will be a graveside service at 12:30pm on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Russellville Cemetery with Pastor David Bowers officiating. Memorial donations may be given to the Roachdale Christian Church, PO Box 287, Roachdale, IN 46172. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
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