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Cathy Jill Reed, age 58, of Bussey, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Cathy was born Nov. 23, 1957, to Don and Sandra (Marshall) Zellmer at her parents' home in Pershing. She grew up and attended school at Twin Cedars. She was united in marriage to Mark Reed on Sept. 6, 1975, in Princeton, Mo. To this union three children were born, Deann, Jill, and Kevin. Cathy was a homemaker and also helped babysit for many families in the area. She loved being outdoors, camping and going barefoot. She was a very fun-loving, good-natured person that would do anything for her grandchildren - no matter how big or small. Cathy enjoyed riding motorcycles and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team. Her real joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Mark; her parents, Don and Sandra; her children, Deann (Chris) McElroy, Jill Grimes, and Kevin “Ralph” (Amanda) Reed; 10 grandchildren, Tess, Harlie, Trinity, Reed, Owen, Titan, Wyatt, Chase, Layla, and Sydney; a sister, Donna; two brothers, Gary and Roger (Kim); a mother-in-law, Barbara Rogers, two brothers-in-law, Steve (Jo Ann) and Craig (Carol); a sister-in-law, Sue (Joe); and several nieces and nephews. Cathy was preceded in death by her brother, Bob; a father-in-law, Jack Reed; and an sister-in-law, Penny Reed. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Tharp Funeral in Albia, with Pastor Don Thurman officiating. Burial will follow services at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Bussey. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Cathy’s family present from 4-8 p.m. A memorial has been established to the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.tharpfh.com.
Published on  April 7, 2016
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