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Michael E. Reed

July 28, 1951 - March 21, 2021

DALEVILLE – Michael E. Reed, 69, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 21 2021.

He was born on July 28, 1951 in Muncie, the son of Ralph E. “Hank” and Thelma M. (Richman) Reed and graduated from Daleville High School in 1969. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in education in 1973 and his Master’s Degr…READ MORE

DALEVILLE – Michael E. Reed, 69, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 21 2021.

He was born on July 28, 1951 in Muncie, the son of Ralph E. “Hank” and Thelma M. (Richman) Reed and graduated from Daleville High School in 1969. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in education in 1973 and his Master’s Degree in 1977 from Ball State University. In June, 1974, he married Beth E. Bridgens.

Michael began his teaching career at Garfield Elementary from 1973-1985 and also taught at West View Elementary from 1985 until his retirement in 2014. He was also a lifelong dairy farmer, patriarch of the family homestead in Daleville and enjoyed Milking Shorthorns. He was a member of ISTA, MTA and NEA.

His passions were gardening, reading and his family.

Surviving are his wife of over 46 years, Beth E. Reed; four children, Derek Reed (wife, Carrie), Jason Reed (wife, Ashley), Brad Reed (wife, Mendy) and Sara O’Donnell; ten grandchildren, Abby, Livi, Drew, Madelyn, Lauren, Jacob, Mallarie, Brandon, Owen and Aidan; and two brothers, James Reed (wife, Kris) and Tom Reed (wife, Lynn).

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jayne Ann Reed.

There will be no services and cremation will take place after calling hours.

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 7901 W. Isanogel Road, Muncie, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Middletown Library, 780 High Street, Middletown, IN  47356.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to IU Health Hospice and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital – Oncology Department for the kind and compassionate care they provided Michael.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

 

 

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Date: Monday, March 29, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


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