Blaine Reed


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Posted Online: April 20, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Blaine Davis Reed, 92, Kewanee, died on April 19, 2013, at Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee, with visitation 9 a.m. to services.
He was born Feb. 13, 1921. He married Marcella McLane Sept. 11, 1940.
He is survived by his wife; children, Douglas, East Moline, Gary, Princeton, Ill., Linda Conner, Sandra, Colorado, Kimberly Winn and Shelley, Kewanee, six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Olive Heaton, Fort Collins, Colo., and Barbara Hawk, Monmouth.












 



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