Helen Janet Reed


    Helen Janet Reed of Sullivan, Missouri was born on March 1, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 85 years.


    Helen married Eugene Reed on March 21, 1955.
    Helen worked at Mid-West Shoe Factory, Sullivan Golf Course/Country Club and cleaned homes. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, Missouri. In her spare time, she enjoyed dancing, reading and shopping.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Melrose M. (Manthei) Stevens; three brothers-in-law, Vernon Rector, Raymond Gahr and Don Tucker; one sister-in-law, Donna Stevens; and one nephew, Doug Rector.
    She is survived by three children, Steven Reed, Dianna and husband Joseph Waggoner and Susan and husband Gary Lunn, all of Sullivan, Missouri; former husband and friend, Eugene Reed of Sullivan, Missouri; three sisters, Gloria Rector of Bourbon, Missouri, Emma Tucker of Lebanon, Missouri and Trudy and husband Donald Reed of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Richard Stevens of Orlanda, Florida; six grandchildren, Janet Heppermann, Corey Mueller, Amy Sue Scott, Chris Oldham, Brad Oldham and Matthew Oldham; 20 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
    In keeping with her wishes, Helen was cremated.
    Memorial visitation was held form 4-6 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
    Memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor Alecia Fischer officiating.
    Refreshments followed the service in the fellowship hall.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.