Emogene Reed, 76

Emogene Reed, age 76, of Constantine passed away Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at her home following a battle with cancer. She was born in Elkhart Co., IN on October 24, 1932, the daughter of William and Mary Ethel (VanScoik) Schrock. Emogene graduated from Concord High School in 1950 and from Elkhart University as a medical assistant. On July 1, 1956 she married David Reed at the Florence Church of the Brethren in Constantine. He preceded her in death in 1982. She worked as a secretary at Harter Corp. in Sturgis and Middlebury for 27 years retiring in 1993. Emogene previously worked for Brethren Volunteer Services and for the U.S. Government in Washington D.C. as a classified typist in operations research. She attended the Light and Life Weslyen Church in Three Rivers.
Surviving are her daughter Diane Reed, Constantine, sons Douglas (Gloria) Reed, Naperville, IL, and Donald (Deborah) Reed, Constantine, grandchildren Ben Reed, Joe Reed, Danielle (Jeremy) Howard, and Jessica Reed and great grandchild Ethan Howard. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Relatives and friends will be received Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious Services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Light and Life Wesleyan Church, Three Rivers, with Pastor Samuel Maddox officiating. Interment will be at the Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at Light and Life Wesleyan Church. On line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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