Obituary for Naomi M "JoAnn" Reed

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Naomi M "JoAnn" Reed

September 25, 1923 - June 22, 2012

Naomi M. "JoAnn" (Davis) Reed, age 88 passed away Friday afternoon, June 22, 2012 at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. She was a resident of Bargersville.

Naomi was born September 25, 1923 in Metropolis, IL to the late Charles Frederick & Miley (Walters)Davis. She married Emil Reed on January 1, 1944 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1977, after 33 devoted years.

Naomi was a loving wife and homemaker. She was a 48 year member of the Fair Haven Christian Church in Franklin and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Naomi was a collector of angels, an avid reader and a great cook and baker for her family. She was known for her cookies and homemade yeast rolls that were baked in a wood stove while her children were growing up at home.

Naomi is survived by her loving children: Teresa (husband, Donald) Hickman of Martinsville, James (wife, Shirley) Reed & Clifford (wife, Joyce) Reed both of Morgantown, Linda (husband, Asa) LaFary of Bargersville, Michael Reed & Jason (wife, Nicole) Reed both of Greenfield. She will be remembered by her 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren & 5 great-great grandchildren.

Naomi was preceded in death by her adoptive parents: Roy & Myrtle Barrett; daughter: Sylvia Schultz & a granddaughter: Lisa Hickman.

The Rev. Jeff Johnson will conduct a funeral service 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 S. in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Church. Burial will be at the London Cemetery in Shelby County. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Naomi to the Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 S. Franklin, IN 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Reed family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: September 25, 1923
Died: June 22, 2012

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