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Madeline Reed

Madeline passed away, Sunday, December 17, 2023, at her home in Plainwell.

She was born September 29, 1925, in Royalton, Kentucky, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Prater) Risner. Madeline enjoyed quilting, gardening, and going to garage sales. She was an excellent cook and liked feeding people. Madeline was happiest when surrounded by her family. She was a member of Orangeville Pentecostal Church for over 60 years. In October 1941 she married Adolph Reed who passed away in 1982.

Surviving are her children, Clovis Reed, Clarence Reed, Sue (Dave) Shumaker, Wanda Morris, Jo Golden, Jerry (Pat) Reed, Ruth Rhoades, Donna Reed-Hall, Doug Reed, John Reed and Eric Reed; daughter-in-law, Dorothea Reed; 35 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 31 great-great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; special sister-in-law, Ida Risner along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Kenneth; 5 sons-in-law; 1 daughter-in-law; grandsons, Jeff Jackson and Jason Jackson; great-grandson, Caleb Smith; siblings, Harlow Risner, Hazel Fitzpatrick, Lawrence Risner and Luther Risner and special nephew, Archie Fitzpatrick.

Friends may visit with Madeline’s family starting at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the Orangeville Pentecostal Church, until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Orangeville.

Contributions in memory of Madeline may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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December 18, 2023 at 5:20 pm

Aunt Madeline

Thank you for the many times you let me stay over and have fun and so many good meals when I was a young girl. You definitely influenced my life in a positive way. So many years worshipping with you. You will always be loved and missed.


Donna Marshall Wireman

December 18, 2023 at 5:24 pm

So sorry for your loss, Madeline was my daddy and mommy’s sister in law. The family of Astor & Phyllis Marshall.


Kathy Hughes

December 18, 2023 at 6:49 pm

Joyce and the rest of the family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. You were so blessed to have had her for so many years. Losing your mother is one of the hardest things you will go through in this life. My prayers are with all of you during your time of loss.


Carol LaDuke

December 18, 2023 at 7:12 pm

So sorry to all family and friends. You are in my prayers.


Debbie Walley

December 18, 2023 at 11:11 pm

My heart breaks for you all. Madeline was a beautiful Christian lady that I loved very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She has now gone on to be with the Lord. Love you all very much ❤️


Sheryl White

December 19, 2023 at 8:28 am

So sorry for your whole families loss.


Doug Coulson

December 19, 2023 at 11:45 am

Jerry &Pat, and the Reed Family . We are saddened to hear about your Mother and loved one.



Lee Gayheart

December 20, 2023 at 4:26 pm

Sorry to hear this. I have so many memories of (Great) Aunt Madeline and Adolph , hunting and then Madeline would fix us a great meal. My love and condolences to my cousins and the rest of family


Mrs. Jim Hewitt. (Patti Khodl)

December 21, 2023 at 10:50 am

Was reading the obits and came across the name Wanda. Thinking that we graduated from Plainwell in 67’. Am very sorry for your loss. Mothers are so special. They can step in and take the place of many others, yet no one can ever replace them! Sorry, but I do not know your siblings. Just know that your parents raised a remarkably kind, gracious & attractive daughter! Be kind to yourself as you navigate the rocky paths of grief. Will keep you in my thoughts & prayers, as well as your family members. Take care. Sincerely.


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