Virginia Reed, 86

Virginia Reed, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Dec. 23, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village.

She was born April 30, 1923, in Richmond, Ind., a daughter to the late Walter F. and Mary Virginia (Kring) Jacobs.

Virginia has resided in Sturgis since 1981 and was employed as a secretary for the Messiah Lutheran Church in Constantine for 7seven years and as secretary at the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene for 10 years. She was a lifelong member of the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene where she was active in many church programs. She enjoyed music and was active in the Sweet Adelienes Group for several years. Virginia also did volunteer work for the Sturgis Pregnancy Helpline and served as an AARP tax aide.

Surviving are three children, Joel D. Reed of Austin, Texas, Jonathan Reed of Plano, Texas, and Shelley Ann Reed of Alameda, Calif; three grandchildren, Melinda, Sean, and James; a brother, David Jacobs of Oklahoma; a sister, Karyl-Lynne Reed of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Robert; two brothers, and one sister.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Virginia Reed will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorial donations may be directed to the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene, 70031 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.

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