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.

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