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Barbara J. Reed

January 27, 1917 July 27, 2016
Barbara J. Reed
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Barbara Jeanette Reed, age 99, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Cedar Crest Health Center in Janesville. Barbara was born January 27, 1917, in Janesville, the daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Ayen) Williams. Barbara married Kermit Howell Reed on June 30, 1938. Kermit died on September 7, 1995. Barbara worked for a short time at Parker Pen Company in the Engraving Department and one of her highlights was engraving Clark Gable’s signature on a Parker Pen. Barbara was a very loving wife, mother and grandma who always enjoyed taking care of her family. Her many favorite recipes will be cooked and enjoyed for years to come! We love you and will miss you, Mom!

Barbara is survived by three children: her son, Thomas H. (JoAnn) Reed of Janesville; two daughters, Nancy C. Bates of Green Bay, WI, and Susan L. (Randy) Borman of Janesville; eight grandchildren: Jason (Sarah) Reed of Beaverton, OR; Tamara Bates and Tara Bates of Green Bay; V. (Biff) Bates of Tennessee; Tracy (Jeff) Zindrick of Pueblo, CO; Marisa (Dan) Daum of Princeton, MN; John (Margo) Borman of Charlottesville, VA; Veronica (Chris) VanHorn of Columbus, OH. She is further survived by thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Kermit, Barbara was predeceased by six siblings and one grandson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the CEDAR CREST CHAPEL, 1702 S. River Road, Janesville, with Rev. Lee Meissner officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the CHAPEL. Private family burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials to Barbara may be directed to Cedar Crest or a charity of your choice. HANSEN FUNERAL HOME, JANESVILLE, 608-752-8800, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hansenfh.com

Barbara’s family would like to thank her “Cedar Crest Family” for the excellent care she received over the many years she resided there. She received loving care from the doctors, nursing staff, the volunteers who coordinated the activities that Barbara enjoyed, and also the meal planners and kitchen staff who always tried to serve her what she liked!

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Visitation

Wednesday

3

Aug

10:00 AM 8/3/2016 10:00:00 AM
Cedar Crest Chapel

1702 South River Road
Janesville, WI 53546

Cedar Crest Chapel
1702 South River Road Janesville 53546 WI
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Aug

11:00 AM 8/3/2016 11:00:00 AM
Cedar Crest Chapel

1702 South River Road
Janesville, WI 53546

Cedar Crest Chapel
1702 South River Road Janesville 53546 WI
United States
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