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home : obituaries : obituaries Saturday, September 23, 2017

7/4/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Jane Reed
Jane Reed, 69, of DeWitt, died Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Jane was born Martha Jane Thomas on Aug. 5, 1947, in Iowa City to Earl and Eloise Countryman Thomas. She was a 1966 graduate of Tipton High School and graduated in 1969 from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in education. Prior to her marriage, Jane taught at Pleasant Valley Elementary School. She married Joe Reed April 20, 1974, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Welton. They later divorced. In addition to raising her daughters, Jane taught at area schools until retiring from Central Community Middle School in 2010.  

She loved tending her flower beds, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, feeding the birds, and spending time with family.

Surviving are three daughters, Sarah Reed of Delmar, Melissa (Mark) Miller of Preston, and Teresa (Rodne) Wendt of Stanwood; nine grandchildren, Audrey, Cassidy, Luke, and Tate Schlimmer, Sydney, James, and Hope Miller, and Brody and Justin Wendt; five siblings, Sam (Candace) Thomas of Naperville, Illinois, Joe (Jean) Thomas of Platteville, Wisconsin, Susan (Tom) Mobbley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mike (Sue) Thomas of McGregor and Mark Thomas of Marshalltown; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jane in death were her parents.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt, from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8.  A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or DeWitt Public Library.

Special thanks to Betty Birney for being such a good friend.  

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com


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