Mary Reed, age 92, received her eternal reward at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion. She now joins her husband, Sterling Reed, who preceded her in death in 2001.
Mary was born in Somerset on June 23, 1926, to Burvia and Ruth (Malott) Eckelbarger. She was a homemaker and attended Swayzee Christian Church most of her life. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed doing ceramics.
She will be missed by her son, Larry Reed, Wabash; grandchildren, Sara (Ryan) Ream, Sheridan, Scott (Jennifer Julian) Reed, LaFontaine, Matthew (Alyssa) Reed, Gas City, Andrew Reed, Bloomington, Keith Crist, TX, Tammy (Mike) Oblein, VA, and Tracey (Todd) Walsh, WA; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Crist (2010); sisters, Naomi Hutchens and Rose Ellen Shane; and brother, Virgil Eckelbarger.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Rybolt Chapel, 314 N. Washington St., Swayzee, IN.
Immediately following the time of visitation, Mary’s funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Rev. James Luttrull will be officiating with burial taking place at Thrailkill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.