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Sheryl A. Rea

Sheryl A. Rea, 65, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at 5:24 p.m., at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Rea graduated from Huntington North High School in 1974. She graduated from Huntington Beauty College and worked as an instructor. She later worked at Wabash Magnetics, EMCO and Pathfinder Services. 

She was born Nov. 12, 1955, in Huntington, to James Brown and Virginia Sands Reddin. She married William “Willy” Rea on April 11, 1981, in Huntington. He survives in Huntington.

Additional survivors include five children, Jim (Diane) Tackett, of Huntington, Tonya Poole, of Arkansas, Amanda (Jason Napier) Rea, of Huntington, William Allen Rea, of Huntington, and Casey Rea, of Huntington; a brother, Gary (Deb) Brown, of Huntington; a sister, Cindy Hubartt, of Huntington; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

Calling will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, from 10 to 11:45 a.m., preceding the graveside service at Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington, at noon.

Memorials may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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