Jean Reed, 97, of Dumont, Iowa, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018, at the Dumont Wellness Center in Dumont. She was born December 24, 1920, in Dumont, Iowa, to Everett and Hattie (Early) Hutchison.
Jean married Beryl Reed and had three children: Laveta (Doug) Pfaltzgraff, Douglas Reed and Marcia (Lyle) Landers. They were married for 67 years. Jean helped her husband with the farming and loved driving a tractor. They also owned and operated Reed's Café for seven years. She and her cousin upholstered and made purses. Jean also worked in the Bristow Locker.
Jean was the organist/pianist in the Bethany EUB Church and later in the Dumont United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She also sang and directed choirs at both churches. Jean loved teaching piano lessons to young students. She would even drive to their houses to give lessons.
She loved knitting afghans for family members. Jean also enjoyed knitting sweaters and hats for her grandchildren. She was a beautiful seamstress. Jean made both of her daughter's clothes for school and assisted with her youngest daughter's wedding dress. She enjoyed riding horses with her family and friends on many trail rides.
Jean is survived by her three children, four grandchildren Dawn (Tim) Pfaltzgraff, Brad (Laura) Pfaltzgraff, Trace (Heather) Landers, Thad (Meghan) Landers, 10 great-grandchildren Olivia Griswold, Reed and Drake Pfaltzgraff, Gavin, Tate and Leah Landers, Kaden, Tegan, Jaydon and Taelyn Landers, two step great-grandchildren Mitch and Jared Plimmer, along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Beryl "Bob", brother Earl Hutchison, sister Shirlee Fisher and grandson Travis Landers.
Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Women, 706 Locust Street, Dumont, Iowa 50625.
Sorry for your loss. Jean was a wonderful person and I was proud to call her my aunt. She lived a great life.
Kent and Juanita Ruby
Jean’s family, you have my sympathy. Jean Reed was one of the most amazing women I knew! There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do! She handled life’s challenges with grace and humor. It was a blessing to have her and Bob as neighbors and friends!
Donna (Peterson) Boots
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