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Ruth Marie Reed

May 18, 1932 - April 21, 2020



Ruth Marie Reed of Tustin passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 21, 2020 at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 87. Ruth was born on May 18, 1932 in Osceola County to Ora D. & Ora M. (Graham) Laycock. On December 18, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia she married Kenneth E. Reed and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1995.

Ruth had lived all her life in the Tustin/Marion/Cadillac area and was a faithful member of the Chapel Hill Church in Marion. She enjoyed watching movies, playing video games, bingo, Yahtzee, crocheting, country music, and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Thelma Coursey of Ohio, Patrick (Janet) Evans of Florida, Kathy (Marvin) Heuker of Marion, and John Reed (Danielle Miller) of Merritt; 5 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 9 step great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers: John, Art, Ralph, Ivan, Floyd, and George Laycock.

Memorial services will be at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac at a later date with Pastor Steve Boven officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Hill Church. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Heidi Roberts - Apr 22nd, 2020 6:23 pm

    "Aunt Ruth was the nicest lady ever. I learned so much from her spending almost every weekend of my per- teens years at there house. Lots of such great memories. Kathy and John I'm so thinking of you. So sorry for your loss. Love you."

  • Marvin Heuker - Apr 23rd, 2020 8:45 am

    "Mom was an amazing person. I learned early on to not challenge her in any game. I will cherish the times we had together playing Yahtzee together. You are missed, but we know you and dad are together again and watching over us."

  • Barbara david - Apr 23rd, 2020 10:32 am

    "Many fond memories out at the farm what a wonderful lady very caring Heart of Gold my condolences to the family hugs to you all love you stay safe"

  • Sabrina Young - Apr 23rd, 2020 10:48 am

    "I love you so much and you will forever be missed momer! My last remaining grandparent and now I’ve lost you.. I’m just so thank that you are no longer hurting or confused in this world! "

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