Ethel R. Reed

Ethel R. Reed, 87, of Van Wert, OH, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at 1:23 a.m. at the home of her daughter in Van Wert.

Mrs. Reed was employed as an enameller at Memcor for more than 33 years.

She was born April 3, 1922, in Huntington to Robert Otto Sr. and Esther Ethel Dinius Cunningham. She married James W. Reed on July 5, 1941, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, James W. (Mary) Reed Jr., of Geneva, and Paul E. (Junine) Reed, of Avilla; a daughter, Nancy (Tom) Stricker, of Van Wert, OH; three sisters, Caroline Pressler and Emiline (Gene) Wright, both of Huntington, and Glenna Brown, of Kokomo; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A service was held at Deal-Rice Funeral Home-Huntington Chapel, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, with Rev. Steve Savage of Trinity Friends Church, Van Wert, OH, officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandchildren Tim Reed, Scott Drew, John Reed, Doug Lawson, Tom Stricker Jr., Rob Place and Jeff Stricker.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the organization of the donor's choice in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.