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Mable Ann Reed, 90, of Scipio, Indiana, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Indiana.
Mable was born April 22, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Nelson and Sarah Catherine “Cassie” Stum Lane. She married Norris “Dallas” Reed on October 31, 1948, at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Scipio, Indiana. He preceded her in death November 5, 1997.
Mable worked as a legal secretary in the 1940s in the law office of Mr. Stoops in Columbus, Indiana. She also worked at Quality Mill Supply. In 1952 she devoted herself to being a homemaker and caregiver.
She was a member of Jennings County Historical Society, Ladies Aid and St. Vincent Jennings Ladies Guild, was a 4-H leader and a Cub Scouts den mother and a life member of Scipio Presbyterian and Oak Grove Presbyterian Churches in Scipio, Indiana. She was a 1940 graduate of Pike High School in Marion County, Indiana. She enjoyed reading, flowers and gardening, sewing, being a local historian, singing in the church choir and spending time with her family and church family.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Cecil) Martin of Scipio, Indiana; three sons, Gary (Sheri) Reed of Indianapolis, Indiana, Warren (Debbie) Reed of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, and Olin (Jana) Reed of Columbus, Indiana; one sister, Betty Combs of Venice, Florida; thirteen grandchildren, twenty nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Scipio Presbyterian Church in Scipio, Indiana, with the Rev. Bill Barrett officiating. Friends may call at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the Church. Burial will be at Scipio Cemetery in Scipio, Indiana.
Memorials may be made through Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to Scipio Presbyterian Church and the Jennings County Historical Society.
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