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Sarah Jane "Sally" Reed, 86, Winamac, passed away surrounded by her family at 10:38 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.
Sally was born June 22, 1931, in Thornhope to the late Ervin H. and Vesta McLellan Holcomb. On Nov. 23, 1951, she married the love of her life, Gordon Wayne Reed, in North Judson. He passed away Oct. 8, 1971. As a young woman, Sally worked at Matilda's Cafe in Winamac and spent many years taking care of elderly people in their homes. Sally enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, and baking. She also enjoyed playing and listening to music, especially playing the organ. Sally enjoyed shopping and spending time at the Von Tobel Senior Center. She was an avid euchre player and IU Basketball and NASCAR fan. The greatest joy in Sally's life was her family (and her two dachshunds, Shadow and Sparky).
Whether it was spending time in the living room listening to her kids play music or spending time with her grandchildren, Sally was most in her element when she was surrounded by her loving family.
She is survived by her eight children: Gordon William Reed, Connie Jean (Brannon) Odle, Gary Devon (Teresa) Reed and Regina Lynn (Bret) Dilts all of Winamac, Thomas Wayne (Linda) Reed of Indianapolis, Michael Duane (Christina) Reed of Washington, Illinois, Sharon Kay Wesinger of Ocala, Florida, and Ronald Raymond Reed of Pulaski; 21 grandchildren: Rick, Rob, Matt, Josh, Thomas, Jessica, Clayton, Jillian, Sarah, Skylar, Rebecca, Morgan, Kristi, Ryan, Jenny, Erica, Shayna, Shallon, Brandy, Brianna and Kyle; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; five siblings: Orville (Kathryn) Holcomb of Lowell, Thomas "Keith" (Ruthann) Holcomb of Griffith, Joan (Stan) Utter of Rochester, Jerry (Patsy) Holcomb of Anderson, Joe (Barb) Holcomb of Plymouth; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin H. and Vesta McLellan Holcomb; her husband, Gordon Wayne Reed; three children, Donald Dean Reed, Richard Ervin Reed and Peggy Lee Reeves; two daughters-in-law, Jackie Reed and Rhonda Reed; one grandchild, Michelle Reed; and four siblings, Oren "Jeff" Holcomb, Harold "Jum" Holcomb, Walter "Walt" Holcomb and Vivian "Biv" Mersch.
Services will be at 11 a.m. (EST) Saturday, Dec. 16, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be in Winamac Cemetery.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. (EST) Friday, Dec. 15, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the Funeral Home.
Donations to Von Tobel Senior Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
Published on December 11, 2017
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