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Sheila A. Reed

Birth Date: February 18, 1948
Death Date: March 19, 2018

Sheila A. Reed, 70, of Decatur, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 in her home with her family by her side.

Sheila was born February 18, 1948 in Decatur, the daughter of Loren and Norma (Rush) Wellwood. She was a beautician until her children were born. Sheila then became a full time mom and homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Blue Mound and enjoyed crafts. Sheila married Gayle Reed June 27, 1969.

Sheila leaves behind her husband Gayle, children Brandy Burris and husband Greg and Casey Reed and significant other Darci Goodman, brother Leon Wellwood and wife Sheila and Mark Wellwood and wife Tammy, and grandchildren Miranda, Tiffany, Lauren, Brian, Jordan, and Blake.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will be hosting a going home celebration from 2-6 PM Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the First Christian Church, 100 S Lewis St. Blue Mound. Family requests casual attire. In lieu of flowers memorials in Sheila’s honor are suggested to the First Christian Church in Blue Mound.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
March 24, 2018
2:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
First Christian Church - Blue Mound
100 S. Lewis St. Blue Mound, IL
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  1. Dear Gayle and family,
    I remember officiating at your wedding back in 1969, and remember the two of you growing up in Blue Mound. I am so sorry for your loss, but am counting on the fact that you enjoyed many good years that followed that day in Blue Mound. You are in my prayers. Keep on keeping on. God bless you. The Old Preacher

  2. We have your families in our prayers. Shelia was a special student from Blue Mound.

    Dick and Mary Lee Oliver

  3. Remembering Sheila's sweet spirit and great sense of humor. Thankful that we know where she is and that we'll see her again. Prayers for you all.

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