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Martha E. Reed

August 24, 1940 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 81)


Martha E. Reed, 81, of Oglesby, died February 7, 2022.

Private funeral services will be in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle with Rev. Kevin Hancock, pastor of Crossbridge Church in Peru officiating.  Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Mrs. Reed was born in Moultrie County on August 24, 1940 to Harold and Alleta (Cookson) Dehart.  She married Charles F. Reed on June 10, 1962. 

She traveled extensively with her husband while in the service.  They owned Elaine’s Ceramics in Oglesby and later in life fulfilled her dream of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Mrs. Reed is survived by a son Charles “Chip” Reed; four daughters, Melody Powell, Darla Reed, Laura (John) Oberholz and Lynette Sanchez; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles on February 1, 2009.

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