Ellen L. Reed, 81, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio
She was born on April 27, 1938 to Wilbur and Kathryn (Feeney) Baldwin in Defiance, Ohio. Ellen worked for Zeller Corporation until it closed. She then worked at Wal-Mart in Napoleon for many years. In 1955, Ellen married Dana Reed who preceded her in death in 1990.
She was a Life member of The Moose Lodge and past Senior Regent. Ellen also served on the Head Start Council. She supported High School Football and enjoyed her grandkids dance recitals. She spent time enjoying the music at the Bluegrass Barn in Oakwood. Ellen was known to frequent local bars, especially Power Dam Express where she helped with the Jell-O shots, and Spanky's where she enjoyed their breakfast burritos and hot pepper cheese balls.
Ellen is survived by her daughters; Kathy Jewell of Defiance; Darla (Mark) Boroff of Oakwood; and Brittnay (Adam) Custer of Defiance; her sons Danny Reed of Latty, Ohio; Guy (Glora) Reed of Bristol, Tennessee; and Kenneth Reed of Defiance. She also leaves behind 22 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great-Great Grandchildren; her sister, Mary (Bill) Ellison of Defiance and brother, Guy (Shirley) Baldwin of Paulding, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dana K. Reed; brother, Eugene Baldwin; 2 sisters, Charlene Schlegel and Linda L. Spears, and a son-in-law, Earnest A. Jewell.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 20, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio, with Celebrant Deb Miller, officiating. Interment will take place following the service in the Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Moose Heart Fund.
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