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Zillah M. Reed

August 3, 1922 — April 4, 2015

Zillah M. Reed

This is a celebration of life for Zillah Magdalene Neal Reed who was born August 3, 1922. She departed this worldly life at the age of 92 on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the home of her son Kenny Reed. She was surrounded by family who loved her.

Born to the late Marvin & Tressie Neal in Bland, Missouri Zillah was united in marriage to Hershel Franklin Reed on June 19, 1940. To this union, five children were born- Alice Cox, Audrey Perkins and Don, Donnie Reed, Verna Butler, and Kenny Reed and special friend Brenda Harris.

Zillah was welcomed on God's streets of Gold by her parents Marvin E. Neal and Tressie Butler Neal Crider, Step-father- Fred Crider, her husband Hershel Reed, Sisters- Grace Delano, Fern Spinner, and Darlene Neal, Brothers- Wilbur Neal, Stanley Neal, and Kenneth Neal, One son- Donnie Reed and one daughter- Alice Cox, a son-in-law Arthur Cox and one daughter in law- Theresa Reed. Zillah is also preceded by grandchildren- Mike Reed, Debbie Carwile, Arnold Perkins, Kristen Haddox, and John Cox. Great grandchildren- Cherrish Reed, Travis Cox, Charlie Valley, Travis Webster, and Faith Valley; and one Great-Great Grandchild- Seth Chapney.

Zillah enjoyed spending time with her 40 grandchildren, 86 great grandchildren, and 63 great great grandchildren. During her lifetime Zillah worked as a housekeeper for many businesses and individuals. She also enjoyed gardening, bird watching, canning her own produce, and yard sales.

During her lifetime she witnessed several wars, the great depression, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, minimum wage at the high rate of 25 cents per hour, assassination of 2 well famous influential people, and space shuttle missions. These are a few of the many things that made Zillah a strong woman.

Zillah was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Zillah will be sadly missed by her family and friends; but there is rejoice in knowing she is in her eternal home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle with Pastor Patti Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in Skaggs Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann's Chapel in Belle (859-3712)

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