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Betty Ann Reed, 70, died July 27, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Anderson, Indiana, to Martha L. (Jones) Reed and Edward F. Reed, both of whom preceded her in death.
She worked at Meijer until her retirement. She spent her time watching her beloved Sci-Fi channel, doing crosswords puzzles, reading Stephen King novels, drinking coffee and going to the James Dean Festival, where she got to splurge on her love of artistic creations and food. She never met an animal that she didn't instantly fall in love with, feeding all the stray cats of the neighborhood. She loved and cared for anyone who came into her life, thinking of others before herself.
She is survived by her three sisters, Doris (Jim) Phillips, Sharon Ripberger and Brenda (Les) Brown, and preceded in death by brother-in-law Bill Ripberger.
She is also survived by her daughter, Lynn (Kevin) Sheet; grandchildren, Rob Brown, Jason (Donna) Sheets, Sabrina Brown, Ricky Sheets and Kayla Rummel; great-grandchildren, Natalia Sheets, Maria Sheets and Zephyr Lacy, all of Anderson; three nieces and four nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great nieces and great-great-nephews, and many, many friends.
A celebration of life will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Millcreek Civic Center in Chesterfield.
Arrangements are being handled by Indiana Funeral Care. Donations may be made to the Indiana Lung Association.
Published on August 2, 2017
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