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Rosemary A. Reed

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Rosemary A. Reed


Rosemary A. Reed, age 65, of Washington, Iowa, formerly of Des Moines, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the University of Iowa.

Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Washington. Calling hours will begin at noon on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County. Online condolences may be sent for Rosemary's family through the web at

Rosemary was born October 19, 1948, in Washington, IA, the daughter of Bernard J. and Lola M. (Hartman) Reed. She graduated from Washington High School in 1967. Rosemary worked for, and was a member of New Life Center in Des Moines where she cooked for the staff and was a youth group leader involved in youth drama productions. She ran a homeless shelter for many years and assisted refugees from Afghanistan. Rosemary moved back to Washington in June 2011.

Rosemary enjoyed spending time with friends, reading, animals and movies. She loved traveling and going on cruises. She cherished the time she spent with her nieces and nephews.

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 18, 2014
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