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     Donna Lee Reed, age 85, of Lamar, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood.

     Donna was born May 4, 1929, the oldest of the three children of Floyd and Alice (Parker) Schell.  After graduating from Golden City High School, she married James Anthony Reed on June 30, 1947 at Tacoma, Washington where Jim was stationed in the U.S. Army.  They returned to Barton County to farm and raise their two sons, Terrel and Ben.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and farmwife, Donna had worked at Big Smith, Blue Top, and Papa’s Pizza.  She was an active member of Oakton United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and positively influenced many young families through MOPS.  Even as her health was failing, Donna continued to be a diligent prayer warrior for family, friends, neighbors, and people she had never met.

     After sharing 54 years of marriage, Jim passed away May 31, 2002.  Donna was also preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Alice; her brother Roger Schell; her sister, Joan Reed; a granddaughter, Tammy Reed; and a grandson, Brad Reed.

     Survivors include two sons, Terrel Lee (Yolanda) Reed, McKinney, Texas and Ben Anthony Reed, Jasper, Missouri; two grandsons, Adam (Denette) Reed, Kaneohe, Hawaii and Tim (Jenny) Reed, Virginia Beach, Virginia; and seven great-grandchildren, Benton, Olivia, Chloe, Whittley, Marissa, Rebekah, and Renee.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 1st at Oakton United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Garfield officiating.  Burial will be in Barton City Cemetery northeast of Liberal, Missouri.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brad Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Comments  

#8 Mesa AZRejeana Zinn Barker 2015-04-04 22:55
Terry, Ben, and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have no doubt that Donna & Jim and my mother & dad are enjoying each others' company once again. Remember the evenings we listened to their laughter as they played cards or just visited with others around the kitchen table* Their joy in the Lord was so evident. I will be praying for God to comfort you and give you an extra portion of strength.
#7 Monroe SWCDLena Sharp 2015-04-03 06:18
Ben, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. From reading the articles, I can tell you are a lot like her. I am sure she will always hold a special place in heart. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
#6 Houston, MORobert Rouse 2015-04-01 08:56
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#5 Jefferson City, MODeanna Smith 2015-04-01 07:09
Ben - I am very sad to hear about the loss of your mother. I am sure she was a wonderful woman, because she raised such an amazing son!
#4 Linn, MOApril Brandt 2015-04-01 06:09
Ben, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#3 Greenfield, MOJohn & Dee Glenn 2015-04-01 06:05
We are very sorry for your loss of your mom. May God bless you and comfort you in the upcoming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#2 Mount Vernon, MOJeff & Paula Champion 2015-03-30 09:45
We are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman in your lives. We only had an opportunity to visit a few times by I was impressed by Donna's generosity and good humor. And, she certainly passed those qualities on to her son Ben. Wishing you strength in the days to come.
#1 Rural Golden CitySue Hines Anna Baskette\s da 2015-03-29 19:08
I only knew Donna for a short period when she became my Mom's (Anna Belle Baskette) roommate at Good Shepard. However, I did know of Donna via my aunt, Beth Bastin. We were so thrilled when Donna and Mom became roommates, it seemed like they were very content with one another. Donna was always so pleasant - a very sweet lady. My her family find solace in the many memories. God Bless!

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