Wilma Ruth Reed, 81, of Crawfordsville was called home to our Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
The youngest of 10 children, she was born Aug. 16, 1938, to the late Lawrence James and Elizabeth Ruth (Whitson) Reed. On April 19, 1961, she married Gilbert “Gib” Reed who preceded her in death Dec. 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; daughter Martha “Marti” (Jim) Shahan; brother Marvin (Joyce) Kelly; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gib; brothers, Wayne, Bob, Bill, Paul “Ike” and Dick; sisters, Lela Belle, Helen “Meg” and Esther; and grandson Jordan Reed.
There will be a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at Russellville Cemetery, with Pastor David Bowers officiating. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.
Memorial donations may be given to the Roachdale Christian Church, P.O. Box 287, Roachdale, IN 46172.