Marian Marcella Reed, 91, of Kewanee, Il. and formerly of Osceola, Il. died at 1:10 A.M. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee. Marcella was born November 8, 1921 in Bradford, Il. the daughter of Clarence and Ruby L. (Swearingen) McLane. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1939.
Marcella married Blaine Davis Reed on September 11, 1940 in Muscatine, Ia. 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, Ill, Gary (Linda) Reed of Princeton, Il., Linda (Ron) Conner of Denver, Co., Sandra Reed of Aurora, Co., Kimberly (Mitchell) Winn of Kewanee and Shelley Reed of Kewanee, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Blaine and Marcella farmed for over 50 years north of Osceola in Elmira Twp., 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, May 30, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Kewanee.