She was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Clay County, the daughter of Curt Mattox and Pearl Fielden Mattox.
She graduated from Coalmont High School, class of 1937.
On June 30, 1938, she married John Dennis Reed. Together, they set up housekeeping in rural Jasonville in an area known as Puckett Prairie.
She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Union Chapel Church of the Nazarene.
In 1980, she moved to Clay City. She was well known for her pie baking, and making yeast rolls.
She enjoyed canning the bounty of the garden, crocheting and knitting. She was active in her faith and was a pilgrim on her Emmaus Walk in 1994. She enjoyed listening to Gospel music on the radio, especially WYTJ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in October 1979, and siblings Lillian Tate, Leroy Mattox, Bobby Rex Mattox and Hazel Mace.
Survivors include her children Sherman Reed and wife Dorothy, Lebanon, Tenn., Billy Reed and wife Shirley, Newburgh, Ind., and Naomi Reed Gummere, Brazil; grandchildren Angela Hebeda and husband David, John Robert Reed and wife Dawn, Richard Dennis Reed and wife Jane, Rajeanda Lee Jones and husband Mark, and John Russell Reed and wife Mimi; five step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, brothers Ralph Mattox and wife Arlene, Riley, Chuck Mattox, Jasonville, and Eugene Mattox and wife Karen, 29 Palms, Calif.; sister-in-law Delores Mattox, Clay City; several nieces, nephews and cousins and extended family friends, Louise and Fred Kylander and Edith Gummere.
Services will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 Eighth St., Clay City, with Revs. Mel Sorensen and Jeff Sumner officiating. Burial will follow at Sanders Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Thursday, prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Chapel Church of the Nazarene in her memory.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and family. Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers.
Light a candle in her memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.