Reed, Jean "Gina"

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Of Val­paraiso, In­di­ana, and for­merly of Ho­bart, In­di­ana, and Palm Desert, Cal­i­for­nia, died peace­fully on Mon­day even­ing, Au­gust 25, 2014, in Val­paraiso. Jean was born and raised in Chicago, Illi­nois.

Jean was the wife of the late John J. Reed M.D. She is sur­vived by her brother, At­tor­ney John G. Spatuzza of Chicago; her daugh­ter, Marilyn (Rory Holscher) of Galena, Illi­nois; and by her sons, Richard of Evanston, Illi­nois and Robert (Melissa) of Rogers, Arkansas. She is also sur­vived by her grand­chil­dren, Kath­leen Holscher (Alonso In­da­cochea) and Nathan Holscher (Emily Heintzelman), Ben­jamin Price, Karen Noland (Ja­cob), Bob Reed and Kelly Jean Reed (Marc Garza), and Jake and Sam Reed; and by her great-grand­chil­dren, Ade­line, Si­mon and Henry Noland, At­ti­cus Garza, and Josephine In­da­cochea.

Jean was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, At­tor­ney Ge­orge and Mil­dred Spatuzza of Chicago; and by her daugh­ter, Suzanne Price Psy.D. (Al) of Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia.

Jean grad­u­ated from Prov­i­dence High School and Mun­delein Col­lege in Chicago where she was a mem­ber of Kappa Gamma Pi. Jean was a for­mer mem­ber of St. Brid­get Par­ish in Ho­bart where she was a co-direc­tor of the RCIA pro­gram and a Eucharis­tic min­is­ter. More re­cently, Jean was a mem­ber of St. El­iz­a­beth Ann Se­ton Par­ish in Val­paraiso where she served as a cat­e­chist for RCIA, a Eucharis­tic min­is­ter and a mem­ber of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety. She leaves many cher­ished friends at St. Brid­get and at St. El­iz­a­beth Ann Se­ton.

Jean’s vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties were dear to her. She was a mem­ber of the Kappa Kappa Kappa Soror­ity, and served as pres­i­dent of both its ac­tive and as­so­ciate chap­ters. She was a past pres­i­dent of the Lake County Med­i­cal Aux­il­iary, and one of the founders and co­or­di­na­tors of the Ho­bart Meals on Wheels Pro­gram. With her hus­band, she vol­un­teered for the Catholic Med­i­cal Mis­sion’s Work in the West Indies. Jean vol­un­teered at the Ra­dio Read­ing Ser­vice to the Blind and also at the Joan Martin El­e­men­tary School li­brary in Ho­bart and as Eucharis­tic min­is­ter at St. Mary’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ho­bart.

Her Ho­bart Bi­ble Study Group meant the world to her, and, always an avid reader, she en­joyed her Book Club friends. Also, she cher­ished her part­ner­ship with her long time friend Joan Martin in the "Martin and Reed" dance and pan­tomime duo.

Her chil­dren and their spouses, her grand­chil­dren and her great-grand­chil­dren were the lights of her life. She leaves many dear friends who also were her "fam­ily away from fam­ily.”

Jean’s fam­ily would like to thank the staffs of Se­nior Helpers and of the Arthur B. and Ethel V. Hor­ton VNA Hos­pice Cen­ter for their skilled and com­pas­sion­ate care. Jean’s fam­ily also thanks her dear friends for their love, faith and in­valu­able as­sis­tance.

In lieu of flow­ers, Jean’s fam­ily asks that con­tri­bu­tions be made to the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety of St. El­iz­a­beth Ann Se­ton Par­ish or to the Arthur B. and Ethel V. Hor­ton VNA Hos­pice Cen­ter in the lov­ing mem­ory of Jean Reed. Deo Gra­tias. Vis­i­ta­tion is Tues­day, Septem­ber 2, 2014 from 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at St. El­iz­a­beth Ann Se­ton Catholic Church, 509 W. Di­vi­sion St., Val­paraiso, In­di­ana. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will fol­low at 11:00a.m., with Rev. David Gos­nell and Rev. Gerry Sroka, con­cel­e­brat­ing. Burial will be at Grace­land Ceme­tery, Val­paraiso. Rees Fu­neral Home, Ho­bart Chapel com­pleted ar­range­ments. Call (219)942-2109 or visit us on­line at www.Reesfu­ner­al­homes.com .

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