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Evelyn Reed Creston

Published: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 11:30 a.m. CST

Evelyn Reed, 92, of Creston died Nov. 28, 2012, at Crest Haven Care Centre.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St. The Rev. Kenneth Halbur will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family in Evelyn’s name for a scholarship. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Evelyn Elizabeth Reed, daughter of Martha Emma (Dixon) and Benjamin Franklin Brown, was born April 26, 1920, near Prescott in Adams County.

Evelyn graduated from Prescott High School in 1937.

On Nov. 17, 1937, Evelyn married Orlo Clarence Reed and lived all of her married life in the Creston area.

Evelyn graduated from Creston Community College in 1958 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., in 1962.

Evelyn taught school beginning at Richland; then she taught at Zion, Orient-Macksburg and Creston Public Schools. Evelyn taught math most of her career. Evelyn retired in 1984 after teaching for 26 years.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter Carol (Kevin) King of Creston; son Edward (Pam) Reed of Creston; grandchildren, Dr. Kelly Reed (Bruce Reese) of Des Moines, Dr. Barbara Reed of Naples, Fla., Rik Riepe of Fargo, N.D., James Riepe of Des Moines, Adam (Allison) King of Des Moines and Aaron King of Ankeny; eight great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Pauline Reed of Creston; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1979; daughter Sharon Riepe; brother James Brown; half brothers, Charlie Brown, Glen Brown and Hugh Fisher; half sister Goldie Schowalter; and brother-in-law Harold Reed.

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