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Wanda Jean Reed, 89, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home in Effingham.
Wanda was born March 2, 1928 in Herrin, the daughter of Ida and Fred Lampley and attended schools in West Frankfort. Wanda married John Gibbons; together they had 3 children, Diana, Sandra and David.
On October 27, 1973, Wanda married Evan Reed Sr. and they resided in Rock Falls for 40 years. In November of 2014, they moved to Effingham to Evans daughters home due to her declining health. Prior to moving to Effingham, Wanda was a member of the New Life Church in Sterling, IL.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Evan W. Reed, Sr.; daughter, Sandra (Greg) Garcia; son, David Gibbons; step-children, Evan Reed Jr., Ron Reed and Sally Perles; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and son-in-law, Don Fisk.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, John Gibbons; daughter, Diana Fisk; brothers, Wayne, Wallace, and Fred Lampley; sisters, Betty Lewis and Ida Mae Wilson.
No services will being held at this time. Memorial donations may be made to Crisis Nursery in Effingham, as Wanda so loved the babies. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Published on October 4, 2017
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