Effingham Daily News
---- — Evelyn Gertrude Reed, 95, of Altamont, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.
Graveside services will be in Springhill Cemetery, near Beecher City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City. Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Fire Department or the Lutheran Care Center, Altamont. Online condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
She was born July 17, 1918, in Champaign County, the daughter of Ernest and Millie Eunice (Warren) McCullough. She married Gene Reed Dec. 27, 1942, in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death July 30, 2002.
Surviving are her children, Dale Reed (Shirley) of Beecher City, Ruth Ann Reed of Paris, Don Reed (Kim) of St. Elmo, and Carol Nichols (Andy) of Mode; sister, Roberta Larimore of Bement; eight grandsons; two granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alfred “Pete” and Wilma Reed of Shumway, Bernice Reed of Stewardson and Irene Reed of St. Elmo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Carl, Ernest and Charles McCullough; and sisters, Dorothy Wall and Julia Pruett.
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