Barbara J. Reed, 82

Barbara J. Reed, 82, of Wabash, passed away at 10:37 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash.

Born in Peru on March 15, 1934, she was the daughter of William and Edna Draving Brown.

Barbara was married to Bill Reed and he preceded her in death in 2008. 

Barbara was a 1958 graduate of Peru High School and a member of the First Christian Church in Peru. She was an avid quilter and sewer and a member of the Wabash Quilt Guild. An accomplished artist, Barbara’s forte was oil paintings.

She is survived by a son Doug (Lisa) Caley, stepchildren Ginger Hughes, Jeff Reed, David Reed, Tammi Emerick and Sherry Doty.  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill, two sisters and one brother. 

A service celebrating Barbara’s life will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main Street, Peru, with Pastor John Cook officiating. 

Family and friends will gather from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.

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Posted on 2016 Nov 08