Naomi M. ”JoAnn” (Davis) Reed, 88, of Bargersville, passed away Friday afternoon, June 22, 2012, at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. Naomi was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Metropolis, ILL. to the late Charles Frederick & Miley (Walters) Davis.
She married Emil Reed on Jan. 1, 1944, in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1977, after 33 devoted years.
Naomi was a loving wife and homemaker. She was a 48 year member of the Fair Haven Christian Church in Franklin and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Naomi was a collector of angels, an avid reader and a great cook and baker for her family. She was known for her cookies and homemade yeast rolls that were baked in a wood stove while her children were growing up at home.
Naomi is survived by her loving children, Teresa (Donald) Hickman of Martinsville, James (Shirley) Reed & Clifford (Joyce) Reed both of Morgantown, Linda (Asa) LaFary of Bargersville, Michael Reed & Jason (Nicole) Reed both of Greenfield. She will be remembered by her 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren & 5 great-great grandchildren.
Naomi was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Roy & Myrtle Barrett; daughter, Sylvia Schultz and granddaughter, Lisa Hickman.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday June 25, 2012, at the Church. The Rev. Jeff Johnson will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 26, 2012, at the Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 S. in Franklin. Burial will be at the London Cemetery in Shelby County. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith - Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Naomi to the Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 S. Franklin, IN 46131.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Reed family at www.meredith-clark.com.