Geneva Ruth Reed
Geneva Ruth Reed, 87, passed away December 25th, 2019, in Gadsden, AL. She was born on February 16th, 1932, to the late Carl and Ada Gurley, in Joplin, MO. Geneva had five siblings: Carrie Newdigger (Glenn), Thelma Gold (Gene), Mickey McDaniel, Bonnie McBride (Jerry) and Carl Gurley Jr. (Glenda).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Reed.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Reed(Jody Baker); grandson, Ryan McRae (Linze); great-grandchildren, Azalea and Eve McRae; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She married Glen Reed on November 21, 1956. He served in the armed forces for 24 years and they spent many happy years traveling the world with their daughter, Michelle.
Glen and Geneva were dedicated members of Masonic organizations, including many years of service with the Order of the Eastern Star. Geneva cherished her time as a member of her church, Community of Christ (RLDS) and had served as a deacon in her later years.
Everyone who knew Geneva loved her. She was kind and a friend to everyone she met. She lived a life well spent with her family, church, friends, and pets.
Thank you to her special friends Marsha Williams and Cheri Ford.
Geneva will be dearly missed.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held at the Community of Christ Church, in Joplin, at 2 p.m. on January 18th, with a visitation beginning at 1 p.m. until the hour of service. The church is located at 1212 Goetz Boulevard, Joplin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community of Christ Church.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.collier-butler.com for the Reed family.
Published on January 12, 2020

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Linda Webb
Jan 14, 2020
May God comfort you now and forever.
Teresa Leone
Jan 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss.....
Mechelle Massey
Jan 13, 2020
Sending prayers for comfort for you all.