Betty Jean Reed, 85, of Shumway passed away at 2:05 p.m. Thursday (December 9, 2010) at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City with Pastor Jason Price officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Beecher City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Effingham or Fayette County Hospice.

She was born September 15, 1925 in Fayette County the daughter of Charles and Fannie (Whitrock) McCollum.

She was a member of the Effingham Senior Citizens and formerly worked at the center and for the Effingham Hospice. She was an avid gardener and loved to read and quilt. Her greatest joy was visiting with family and friends.

Surviving are her children, Judy Hanley (Ed) of Moweaqua, Jim Reed (Cheryl) of Beecher City, Mike Reed (Patty) of Stewardson, Sue Livingston of Neoga, Dennis Reed of Beecher City, Brad Reed (Donna) of Beecher City, Glen Reed of Shumway, Barb Storm (Cary) of Stewardson, Connie Birch (David) of Louisville, Joyce Fuesting (Tim) of Thorntown, IN, Richard Reed (Rachelle) of Watson, Roger Reed of Effingham and Ron Reed of Beecher City; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Gary, infant daughter, Mary, one grandchild, three great-grandchildren, son-in-law, David Livingston, four half-sisters and one half-brother.