Kathleen Reed, 92, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013.
She was born July 4, 1920, in rural Cassville, the daughter of William A. and Maud (Brooks) Carney. On Dec. 29, 1938, in Monett, she was united in marriage to Clarence E. Reed, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Bill Carney.
Survivors include: two daughters, Jane Beckett and her husband, Harry, of Springfield, and Linda Kay Schermann and her husband, Jesu¤s, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; one brother, Richard "Sarge" Carney and his wife, Bunny, of Cassville; one sister, Betty Carney, of Cassville; and three grandchildren.
She received her education at Sparks Elementary School and was a 1936 graduate of Cassville High School. At the age of 16, she entered Henrotin Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She attended university classes there for two years. In 1938, she met her husband, Clarence Reed and they were married that year. After their marriage they moved to Jefferson City, where Clarence was a State Representative for two years. In 1972, they returned to Cassville. In 2006, after the death of Clarence, she moved to Springfield, to make her home. While in Cassville, she was a member of the First Christian Church.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Juli Nelson will conduct the services.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Contributions may be made to Habitat For Humanity or Meals On Wheels in her memory.
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