Kennethea M. Reed

December 26, 1929 ‒ July 29, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Kennethea M. Reed, age 89, of Fredericktown passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at her home.

She was born on December 26, 1929 in Morrow County, Ohio to the late Grant and Luella (Foos) Ness.  Kennethea attended the Berlin United Methodist Church and was a member of the Central Ohio Draft Horse Association.

She is survived by her sons, Joe (Sally) Reed, Martin Reed, Jim (Linda Ewell) Reed; her daughter, Ruth Ann Kearns; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and her brother Emerald Ness.

In addition to her parents, Kennethea was preceded in death by her husband J. William Reed; her great grandson Colton Reed; two brothers and four sisters.

In keeping with Kennethea’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private service.

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  • I am very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a kind and wonderful woman who will be dearly missed by many. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

  • I loved Kennetha for her warm and wonderful self. She never met a stranger. I loved that she could always find something to talk to you about. We can all take comfort in knowing she and Bill are together again. I have such fond memories of her sitting around under the big trees in Joe’s back yard just talking away. She shared not only her self in those conversations but her love for life and love for her animals but most importantly her love for her family. She will be deeply missed.

  • So sorry for your loss…She was a wonderful lady…i don’t think she ever knew a stranger..Sending prayers for the family….

  • Our prayers for you and your family. She was a strong, loving woman whom I always enjoyed talking and laughing with at the fairs and the farm. She will be greatly missed.

  • Joe, Sally, and Ruth Ann,
    I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of Kennethea. She was a loving woman who made everyone feel at home wherever she was. I enjoyed the times I was able to visit with her, and I will cherish those memories. Please know that I’ll be saying a prayer for her, and your families. May God wrap is loving arms around you and provide comfort to you in the coming days and weeks.

  • Sorry for your loss she was a sweet lady you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear of the loss to your family . Deepest sympathy. Take care and hold tight to one another.

  • With hearts heavy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will be missed. If you need anything please let us know.

  • Joe, Jim and families,

    We were sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. Although we didn’t know
    her, all Mother’s are special to someone. Keeping you all in our thoughts
    and prayers these next few days.

  • My mother, Elaine Hillier and I want you to know you’ve been in our thoughts and prayers. She is at Eastern Star but she wanted to make sure I extended her condolences.

  • Remember always the good times with this wonderful lady . I knew her briefly and met on occasion at dinners and fairs and she inspired me greatly with her horse knowledge and encouragement . Prayers for her family . Jean