Beverly A. Reed
1926 - 2020
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Beverly A. Reed

Appleton - Our very special mother Beverly A. Reed peacefully entered her heavenly home on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Prairie Home Assisted Living, Menasha, WI. Beverly was born on November 3, 1926, in Spooner, WI to the late Clarence and Ethel (Stahl) Falk. She was united in marriage to James "Shady" Reed on February 3, 1949, at St. Hyacinth's Catholic Church in Antigo, WI. They were married for 48 wonderful years prior to Shady's death in 1997.

Beverly and Shady moved to Combined Locks in 1962 where they raised their 7 children. Beverly was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and made friends wherever she went. Family meant everything to Beverly and she took great pride in raising her children and keeping a meticulous and welcoming home into her 90's. She will be remembered for sitting at her kitchen table every morning, saying her prayers, drinking her coffee, and waving to neighbors and passers-by.

Anyone who knew our Mom knew she was a huge sports fan. She especially enjoyed her Wisconsin sports teams including the Badgers, Packers, Brewers & Bucks and would frequently sip on an old-fashioned while watching. In addition, she loved traveling and cherished her tennis trips to Cincinnati and New York for the US Open with her girls. She also enjoyed playing cards (Spider) and 45 years of Sheepshead with her card club girlfriends.

Mom was a regular visitor at St. Paul's Nursing Home and when she went into assisted living, she was rewarded by many visitors in return. She was also a faithful member of St. Paul Parish both on the prayer chain and assisting with many funerals. Her expressions of kindness and love were never-ending, remembering so many with cards for every occasion, and Lord knows she had a lot to remember.

One of her many special gifts was making everybody's favorite treats including chocolate cakes, toffee bars, spritz cookies and the best homemade apple pies.

Beverly is survived by her 7 children John (Debbie), Mary (Ron) Ernst, Julie (Steve) Schultz, Bill (special friend Audrey), Nancy (Pat) Foegen, Sandy Reed, Sharon (Stew) Reed Brase, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother Lee (Dayle) Falk as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved husband Shady, she was preceded in death by her brothers Bill and John, sister Jeannine, grandson Gentry, her dear friend Nancy Miron and many other friends and relatives.

A special thank you to her neighbors Marge, Dick, Pam and Jim Swick who looked after her throughout the years.

The family would also like to thank the staff at Prairie Home as well as hospice (nurse Christina) for the wonderful care and compassion shown for our mother during her time there.

A private family Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Combined Locks. In lieu of flowers in Beverly's memory, please consider a donation to Heart of the Nation (www.heartofthenation.org or Heart of the Nation PO Box 14428 Milwaukee, WI 53214).

You may own a million dollars but you're the poorest in the land,

if you don't have your beloved mother to clasp your lonely hand.

Though her smile is gone forever, and her hands we cannot touch,

still we have many memories of our mother we loved so much.

This memory is our keeping with which we'll never part,

God has her in His kingdom, we have her in our hearts.

So you, who have a mother, cherish her with care,

for you'll never know the heartache until she's no longer there.

~Love always, your family






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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 14, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
My sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. We had many a laugh together. Our parents were long time friends and she will be missed. Mom asked me to send her condolences here as well. I miss her friendly quip and laugh at Mass. Never a frown on her face, nothing but smiles and encouragement. You have her memories to sustain you all. Cherish them and her memory, I will. Healing prayers and all my love. Karen Janssen
Karen M Janssen
Friend
October 18, 2020
My sincere sympathy to all the Reed family, especially Julie and you too Katie in a special way. She loved you all so much!! I got to know Mrs Reed from grocery shopping years ago at Gordy’s in Little Chute and later at Festival. I truly bonded with both her and Katie at Gordy’s and then came Reed!!!
Your mom and grandma was truly a special and beautiful person, even to the cashier at the grocery store!
I will never forget her!
Ann Vandenberg
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Ann Vandenby
Friend
October 18, 2020
Julie and family, so sorry to hear about your mom passing. What an awesome woman she was and how lucky you were to be able to call her your mother.
Prayers and thoughts for you and the rest of your family.
Linda and Dan Speering
Linda
Friend
October 16, 2020
To the Reed family: So sorry to learn of your loss. We have so many fond memories of your mother - a real sweetie; always a smiling face. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Linda & Bill Repulski
Garden City, ID
Bill/Linda Repulski
October 16, 2020
Dear Julie, Steve, and family, very sad to hear that your beautiful Mom has
passed away. She was always a sweet, kind, caring person to everyone and
may the good Lord wrap his arms around her and welcome her home to be with your Dad. Deepest sympathy to all of you!
Nancy (Blajeski) Wallace
Friend
October 15, 2020
Nancy, Sandy, and family....I'm so very sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. I will always remember her energy, her smile, and what a little spitfire she was. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Virtual hugs to both of you....
Diane Van Herwynen
Friend
October 15, 2020
We don't know anyone in the village who didn't know Bev and her family. What a great friendly person she was!
Our last picture of Bev was her standing in her driveway waving to our busload of friends going to the Brewers game - a trip she never wanted to miss and always enjoyed. If she didn't go along we knew she would be waving in her driveway when we came home. She left us a lot of great memories!
Our sympathy to the whole Reed Family.

Jerry & Rosemary Kamps
Friend
October 15, 2020
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October 15, 2020
Bev was one of the most positive, caring and energetic persons I have ever known. She always had a smile and a story to tell, along with a welcoming personality that brought people together. I will miss old fashions - made by Bev - great snacks, along with talking and laughing around the kitchen table! She was a principled person and loved her family unconditionally. Her kindness and friendship toward our mother will not be forgotten! Bev, you had a life well lived and made the world a better place!
John Miron
John Miron
Friend
October 15, 2020
Rest In Peace Bev. You were an amazing person and a great friend to our family. We always enjoyed those great chocolate cakes you always baked for my mother on her birthday. You were such a special person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you snd your family.
Jim Miron
Friend
October 14, 2020
So very sorry to hear about Bev. Loosing a mom is tough. But know she was well loved and will he greatly missed. You are all in my prayers.
Ellen and Curt Schneider
Friend
October 14, 2020
Seeing your mom's beautiful photo brings a smile to my face and yet sadness for your loss. Your mom always greated people with respect and kindness. Always was sincere asking how your are doing. She was a lovely woman. Prayers for your comfort
Deborah Vanden Heuvel Vosters
October 14, 2020
Nancy and Family,
So very sorry to hear about your beautiful Mom! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sally Heenan
Friend
October 14, 2020
Such a wonderful lady. My condolences to the Reed family.

Tammy Weigman Carney
Tammy R Carney
Neighbor
October 14, 2020
Bev was a person that everyone should strive to be, always upbeat, bubbly and so friendly! God bless this beautiful, God-filled lady!
Jan Smits
Neighbor
October 14, 2020
I love you Aunt Bev!!! Truly one of the nicest and most sincere people ever.
Jeff Listle
Family
October 14, 2020
Bev was like the sunshine she put a smile on your face and warmed your heart.
Our Sympathy to Bev’s family
Bud & Jan Mayer
Neighbors
Neighbors
Mayer
Neighbor
October 14, 2020
I miss those great chocolate cakes she made for Nancy M. on her birthday I always got a big piece. Bev and Shady always stopped and said Hi to my parents on their bike rides down Wallace st. You have my deepest sympathy with your lose, Bev was a special lady. I enjoyed her company every time we met. Love and prayers.
John Siegel
Friend
October 14, 2020
What a wonderful relative, friend and neighbor she was. I am so sorry for all her family for their loss but what a life she led. Just amazing!
Nancy McGowan
October 13, 2020
To the Reed Family, we are deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Bev is very special to our family. Her friendship, love and support she gave, especially to our parents, will never be forgotten. Knowing the toll Alzheimer’s takes on the caregiver, she was a constant support for our father. Even after our parents moved, she remained in contact and would visit when able. So many treasured memories of such a beautiful person who gave of herself to so many. A bright light on earth is now a shining star in heaven. With all our love, the Kohn Family
Lisa Cyrak
Friend
October 13, 2020
To the Reed Family, we are deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Bev is very special to our family. Her friendship, love and support she gave, especially to our parents, will never be forgotten. Knowing the toll Alzheimer’s takes on the caregiver, she was a constant support for our father. Even after our parents moved, she remained in contact and would visit when able. So many treasured memories of such a beautiful person who gave of herself to so many. A bright light on earth is now a shining star in heaven. With all our love, the Kohn Family
October 13, 2020
Bob & I would like to express our condolence to Julie & all of Beverly's families. My sister, Julie called last night to tell me Beverly passed on Saturday. 18 years after mom passed! She was a great neighbor to my mom for many years. I will always remember your mom just like you have pictured her here. I'm smiling because she is reunited with "Shady" & my mom & dad. I can just see them siting in a garage in heaven! God bless you all.
Bob & Joy Lambie
2981 Mountain Trace
Roswell, GA 30075
joylambie@comcast.net
Bob & Joy Piepenburg Lambie
Neighbor
October 13, 2020
Bev, was a wonderful, caring person.
Always had a smile and a prayer for everyone.
Missed not seeing her sitting by her window in the morning holding up her coffee cup.
Was a great friend.
Kay pennings
Friend
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