Eleanor “June” (Rice) Reed 1930-2020
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Eleanor “June” (Rice) Reed, 89 of Memphis, Missouri passed away October 22, 2020 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis with her family by her side.
The daughter of Paul and Mabel (Wildman) Rice she, was born December 28, 1930 at Richmond, Missouri. In 1942 she and her sister Faye were adopted by Paul and Mabel Rice. She attended Brock grade school and graduated from Memphis High School with the class of 1949.
She Married Franklin Reed on Oct. 5, 1952 at the Brock Methodist Church By Re. Wilbur Longstreth. In December, 1954 a daughter, Sandra Sue was born. In August of 1956 twin sons were born, Daniel Eugene and David Earl.
She helped her husband run the farm for many years as they raised the family and tended to the chores with the livestock and crops. When they retired to live in Memphis she worked a number of places in, including her last job as Secretary at the Presbyterian Church which lasted for 15 years, until her retirement.
June enjoyed being with her family, attending church and helping with the cooking at church, as she was one of the best in that field. In her spare time she enjoyed working with her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mabel Rice, one brother, Raymond Reed, her sister, Faye Humphrey, along with two nephews.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years: Frank; her daughter: Sandi; her sons: Dan (Cheryl) Reed and Dave (Vonnie) Reed; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, a brother: Paul Rice, 2 nephews, 1 niece and many friends.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to either the Presbyterian Church in Memphis or the Brock Cemetery Association in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St. Memphis, Missouri 63555.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, October 24, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Rev. Charles McCracken officiating and interment followed in the Brock Cemetery north of Memphis.
Pallbearer’s were Sayeh Anderson, Sariah Reed, Lacey Rodgers, Makayla Markus, Joseph Short, Jim Reed, Brian Reed, and Porter Reed.
Honorary pallbearers were Karen Kraus, Brooke Markus, Brayden Markus, and Bruce Humphrey.
Musicians were Sarah Myers, organist accompanied by vocalist, Tom Cotton singing In The Garden, and Precious Lord Take My Hand.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral chapel in Memphis.