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Joan Reed
Joan Reed
Mrs. Joan Reed, 88, of DeWitt died Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the church. The Rev. Father Paul Connolly will officiate.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Schultz Funeral Home of DeWitt, is caring for the arrangements.

Mrs. Reed, the former Mary Joan McDermott was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Charlotte, the daughter of John and Mae Troy McDermott.

Joan graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1942. Joan was united in marriage to William L. Reed Nov. 21, 1942, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. The couple farmed and raised their family of 15 children in rural DeWitt. Bill preceded Joan in death July 21, 1989.

She was a longtime and faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, and St. Anne Catholic Church, Welton, and their Altar and Rosary Society. Joan enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Surviving are her children, Patrick (Linda) of Moline, Ill., Kathleen (Pete) Picchi of Indianapolis, Ind., Dotty Fischer of Atlanta, Ga., Joe of Charlotte, Leo of Clinton, Joan (Ron) Wheeler of Aurora, Ill., Julie Reed of Elmhurst, Ill., John (Carol) of DeWitt, Helen Robinson of Richland, Wash., Greg of DeWitt, Barbara (David) Bowstead of Bettendorf, Jim (Gala) of DeWitt and Lisa Reed of Green Bay, Wis.; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret Kedley of DeWitt and Mary Schmidt of Dubuque.

In addition to her husband, Bill, Joan was preceded in death by sons, Mark and Tom; a grandson, Jeff Picchi; a sister, Mir-iam Scibetta; and a son-in-law, Rex Rob-inson.

Memorials may be designated to St. Joseph School.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultz funeralhomes.com.

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