A native of Paducah, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Romeoville in Illinois where she was taught Sunday School. She was retired from civil service and had worked as a nurse at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Frederick Reed and Edith Lorena Gole Reed and two sisters, Edith Rosemary Schillings and Martha Sue Tauber.
Cremation was chosen by the family. There will be no service or visitation.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.