Memorial Gathering: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
on Friday October 14, 2016 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski
Melody A. “Ma” Reed, 61, of Illiopolis passed away
peacefully surrounded by her family at 3:54 a.m. on
Wednesday October 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in
Melody was born on January 6, 1955 in Lincoln, the
daughter of Franklin and Jean (Vandevender) Naylor.
She married David B. Reed on December 24, 1986 in
Lincoln. He survives in Illiopolis.
Melody is also survived by her mother, Jean Scott of
Heber Springs, AR; her children, Stephanie Ann
Leesman of Mount Pulaski, Andrew R. (Jamie) Jones of
Mount Pulaski, Dillon D. (Tiffany Graham) Reed of
Indianapolis, IN, Morgan Leigh Reed of Mount
Pulaski; her brother, Franklin D. Naylor of Mount
Pulaski; her sisters, Beverly Parker of Heber
Springs, AR, Penny Patton of Vienna, Tracy
Hutchinson of Heber Springs, AR; and her four
Melody was preceded in death by her father.
Melody worked for years in the agriculture business.
She worked for Welch Agri Business, Mount Pulaski
Farmers Grain, Lake Fork Farmers Grain, and Elkhart
Farmers Grain. But her true love was to tend bar.
She worked in various establishments in Logan,
Macon, and Sangamon Counties, most recently at The
Brickyard in Mount Pulaski. Melody also enjoyed
spending time in her garden and solving crossword
A memorial gathering for Melody will be held from
4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday October 14, 2016 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski.
Memorial donations may be made in Melody’s name to
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