MARGARET E. REED


 Margaret Reed, 92, Courtland, died Oct. 16, 2013. She was born Jan. 16, 1921, at Oak, Neb., to William and Margaret (Ford) Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don.
 Survivors: daughter, Kathy (Don) Long and son Bob (Becky) Reed, all of Courtland; grandchildren, Blake and Brittany Reed, Brianna Long; brother, John Adams, Superior, Neb.
 Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, United Methodist Church, Courtland. Burial in Courtland Cemetery. Memorials to the church. Visitation, noon-8 p.m., Friday, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, which is in charge of these arrangements. Online condolences at www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com.

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