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Elsie Mabel Reed

Elsie Mabel (Hendricks) Reed, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:51 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 26, 1939 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Adam and Verda (Stephens) Hendricks. She married Carl Reed on September 1, 1956 in Mississippi. Elsie worked as a hairdresser for many years.

She is survived by her Husband Carl Reed of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Rusty (Heidi) Reed of California; Ricky Reed of Taylorville and Mickey (Christine) Reed of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Jacob Reed, Adam Reed, Shannon (Dan) Guetter and Brandon (Laura) Reed; Great Granddaughter: June Guetter and Sister-in-Law: Bonnie Stolte of Shumway, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Brenda Credille, Brother: Everett Hendricks and infant brother: Stephen Hendricks.

Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I just learned of Elsie's passing. We were distant cousins through my mom on the Stephens side. Elsie helped me with genealogy a lot when I first got started, and provided so much information on the Stephens side. My sympathies to Carl and their family. She was such a sweet lady.

Carla Pampe Jun 23 2020 12:00 AM

We just saw where Elsie had left us for her heavenly home. Our hearts are broken for you loss of this sweet lady. Remembering you with prayer. May God wrap his arms around each of her loved ones and give you peace.
Love & Prayers,
Tom & Faye Gibson

Tom & Faye Gibson Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Rest in Peace Elsie. You will be missed by so many.

Vickie Clayton Jul 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elsie Reed

Kelly & Rob, Brian & Lindsey Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

Ricky, very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts n prayers.

Michelle Roberts Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

Our hearts and prayers are with you Carl and all of the family at this time of sorrow. I have so many great memories of Elsie, my 1st cousin, on the farm, in Owaneco, in Taylorville and in Arizona. Her infectious laughter and comedic insights would always brighten my day. I will always miss her.

Don Stephens (and Kris) Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

Reed family- So sorry for your loss of such a sweet person. She was a DesCarpenter favorite! I know she left you with lots of great memories.
Prayers and hugs to all of you.

Jill DesCarpenter Cox Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent on June 29, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. We love you all!!! - James, Kara, JP and Jabin Sweeney

Expression of Sympathy Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

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