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Judith Reed

d. October 23, 2019

Judith “Judy” Novella (Maring) Reed, age 68, of Mason City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 23, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.             

Judy was born on November 26, 1950 in Danville, IL the daughter of Imogene and Clarence Maring.

She married Stanley Reed of Mason City on July 7, 1979, he survives. Stanley and Judy spent 40 wonderful years together.

Judy is also survived by three children, Owen (Mindy) Reed of Port Orange, FL, Brandon (Courtney) Reed of Easton and Melissa (Daniel) Luebbert of Mason City; nine grandchildren, Austin, Mackenzi, Audrey, Macy, Emma, Brandon, Jackson, Wyatt and Shawn; and 10 brothers and sisters.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Judy loved spending time with family and friends. She attended church at Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman every Sunday that she was able, even after she lost most of her vision and hearing. She enjoyed worshiping with her brothers and sisters in Christ. Judy enjoyed life as a farmer’s wife, Aide at Memorial Medical Center, and a cook at Mason City Area Nursing Home – where she became a Dietary Manager and retired after 25 years of service. Judy loved to cook, garden and most recently camping with the family. Most of all Judy loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Visitation for Judy will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman, IL. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Living Faith Baptist Church with an additional visitation being held a half  hour prior.

Memorials can be given to “Living Faith Baptist Church of Sherman” or “Mason City Area Nursing Home.”

Rev. Adam Cruse will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Big Grove Cemetery of rural Mason City.


  1. OUR HEARTS BREAK. Judy and Stanley were an adorable couple. Neighborhood friends all our life, Judy will be so missed (and her cooking). May God lift the family up at this sad time. Keeping all in our prayers. God Loves You.

  2. It’s never easy to love those we love. My deepest sympathy to Stanley and all of the family. Our hope lies in knowing we’ll see her again someday.

  3. Judy was a beautiful lady. My prayers are with you and your family, Stanley. We know she is in heaven and what a great comfort that is for those who know the Lord. May God bless you and give you peace.

  4. Prayers to the family of Judy. Lord has gained amazing Christian Warrior. God Bless Judy. She was a brave fighter.

    Prayers for all.
    RIP with our Lord Judy

  5. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.

  6. Judy was a beautiful person inside and out. It was a pleasure knowing and taking care of her. Rest In Peace Judy💕

  7. I grew up along with the Reed family in the First Baptist Church in Mason City. I remember Judy well as being a kind, gentle lady. Heaven has definitely gained another angel. God bless her family through this time of mourning.

  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to Stanley
    and family. She touched a lot of lives and will be truly missed.

  9. We went through 4 years of high school together. Judy was a good friend.

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