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Annie Alice Reed loved to travel

Saturday, June 15, 2013 | 6:48 p.m. CDT; updated 7:16 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — Annie Alice Reed, 80, of Columbia died on Friday, June 14, 2013, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Reed was born on March 10, 1933, in Columbia to Alfred and Laura (Calvert) Whitmarsh.

She married Elmer Junior “Red” Reed on August 7, 1954, in Kansas City.

Mrs. Reed worked at MU for more than 20 years.

She enjoyed camping and loved to travel all over the United States, driving to all states, with the exception of Hawaii.

She is survived by her children, Allen Reed and his wife Donna, Anita Rice and her husband David and Sharon Long and her husband David, all of Columbia; brother Larry Whitmarsh and his wife Rosemary of Columbia; sisters, Laura Lack of Moberly, Barbara Moore of Clark, Norma Morris of Sturgeon, and Beverly Bennett and her husband Donnie of Columbia; grandchildren, Benjamin Northup and his wife Bonnie, Jackie Reed, Jami Bell, Devin Reed, Christopher Rice and his wife Andrea, Christina Beatty and her husband Bruce, all of Columbia, and Daniel Rice and his fiancé Krista Murray of Kirksville; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, Scotty, Elizabeth, Savannah, Shelby, Graham, Kelsey, Alexia and Landon.

Her parents, Alfred and Laura Whitmarsh; her husband, Elmer Junior Reed; and her four brothers, Dale Whitmarsh, Ronald Whitmarsh, Phillip Whitmarsh and Sonny Whitmarsh, died earlier. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop W. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the same location. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Center for Autism, 205 Portland St., Columbia, MO, 65201 or United Cerebral Palsy, UCP Heartland, 3804 Santiago Drive, Columbia, MO, 65203.


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