Rebecca Jane Barber Reed Obituary
Mrs. J. D. Reed
Rebecca Jane Barber was born October 25, 1843, in Clearmont county, Ohio. When she was but three years old her parents moved to Knox county, Ill. She was married to James Dudley Reed November 25, 1858, by Rev. J. W. Bolton of the M. E. church at Abingdon, Ill. In 1878 she moved to Nickerson, Kan., where she since resided. She passed from this life March 9, 1908, at the age of 64 years. she is survived by her husband, James Dudley Reed, and five children, John W. Reed of Quincy, Ill.; Mrs. M. McCormick of Nickerson, Kan.; Mrs. M. W. Hoffman of Jackson, Mich.; L. C. Reed of Quincy, Ill.; and Fred G. Reed of Houston, Texas, all of whom were present at the funeral. Mr. Hoffman also came Tuesday evening to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Reed became a member of the Congregational church in 1881, and remained an active and efficient worker until the day of her death. She was ever planning and putting into effect something to help build up the church. For a number of years, and until her increasing infirmities prevented such active service, she was a faithful and successful teacher and worker in the Sunday School.
The funeral services were held at the house Wednesday, March 11, at 10 a.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. T. Snyder. The body was laid to rest in Wildmead cemetery, there to await the trumpet call.
Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, March 12, 1908
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