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Virginia L. Reef

July 1, 2014

    Virginia L. “Ginny” Reef, 86, Decatur, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest, Decatur.
    Ginny was born Thursday, April 26, 1928, in Arcadia, La., the daughter of the late John S. and Nannie L. (Henry) Harrell. 
    She married Ralph L. “Toby” Reef on Jan. 24, 1948, in Decatur; he passed away Sept. 16, 2009.
    Ginny attended Cornerstone Church in Decatur. She retired in 1989 after 17 years of service as the manager of Oakridge Estates. She had previously worked as a nurse’s aide for 25 years at Adams County Memorial Hospital.
    Surviving are three sons, Thomas L. (Linda) Reef of Fort Wayne, Gregory B. (Becky) Reef of Albion and Mark S. (Stephanie) Reef of Logansport; six grandchildren, Tanya Croswell, Toby (Sarah) Reef, Adam Reef, Jessica Reef, Matthew Reef and Joseph (Samantha) Reef; and six great-grandchildren.
    Preceding Virginia in death were four brothers, Alvin, Wayne, Louie and John Harrell; and five sisters, Altee Stratton, Lois Guffee, Elna Harrell, Vesta Harrell and Valerie Hakey.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, with celebrant Molly Farthing officiating. 
    Internment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.
    Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
    Preferred memorials are to A.C.C.F.-Strickler Cancer Institute.

 

 

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