Kathryn Reed

Kathryn Reed

ST. JOSEPH – Kathryn Yvonne "Bonnie" Reed, 83, of St. Joseph passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 23, 2012) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday (Dec. 28, 2012) at the Church of Christ, St. Joseph, with the Rev. Tom Anders officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph.

Mrs. Reed was born Dec. 22, 1929, at Champaign, the daughter of James and Genevieve Crawford Roney. She married George Dale Reed on June 12, 1949, in Champaign. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1999.

She is survived by one son, James (Jan) Reed of St. Joseph; three daughters, Debbie L. Plankenhorn of Urbana, Kathy Schilson (Larry) Schilson of Sidney and Pam Yager of Homer; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Jesse "Ted" Walden; granddaughter, Heide Schilson; two brothers, James and Donald Roney; and one sister, Pat Thompson.

Mrs. Reed retired in 1990 as head cook at St. Joseph-Ogden High School with 20 years in food service.

She was an active member of the Church of Christ, St. Joseph, Elderberries seniors and St. Joseph Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Illinois and Indiana Horse Association and the Illinois State Stock Association.

She loved to camp and ride horses with her husband, having ridden many 100-mile rides together.

fishykate_76 wrote on December 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I know I speak for many students who enjoyed the meals at school prepared by Bonnie and the other women. We didn't know her personally, but boy! It sure was hard to concentrate on classes with the smell of homemade rolls and other delicious foods wafting through the classrooms all morning. It's too bad they don't cook like that anymore! Thank you for the great memories! Katie Andersen

Dan summitt wrote on December 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Jimmy, we are saddened to see your mothers passing.She was such a wonderful,kind person as was your dad.We live in florida during the winter months so we wont be at the services but you are all in our thaughts. Love Dan and Debbie Summitt

wing51 wrote on December 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

DEBBIE
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU.
DAVID & KAREN LINDSEY
EFFINGHAM,ILLINOIS