KEWANEE — Marian Marcella Reed, 91, of Kewanee, formerly of Osceola, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee.
Marcella was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Bradford, the daughter of Clarence and Ruby L. (Swearingen) McLane. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1939.
Marcella married Blaine Davis Reed on Sept. 11, 1940, in Muscatine, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son Dexter; two brothers Cecil and Virgil McLane; and two sisters, Velma Hodges and Bernita Marquis.
Surviving are her six children, Douglas Reed of East Moline, Gary (Linda) Reed of Princeton, Linda (Ron) Conner of Denver, Colo., Sandra Reed of Aurora, Colo., Kimberly (Mitchell) Winn of Kewanee and Shelley Reed of Kewanee; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Blaine and Marcella farmed for over 50 years north of Osceola in Elmira Township, Stark County, prior to retiring in 1987. Marcella was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanee. She enjoyed handcrafts and oil painting but most of all loved being a mom and grandma.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from noon until the time of services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Kewanee.
Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.