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-Zelma Reed-

Zelma M. Reed, 95, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. Funeral services for Zelma were held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial was in the Eliza Creek Cemetery. Visitation for Zelma was held on Tuesday, August 26, from 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Memorials may be directed to Genesis Hospice or Lutheran Homes in memory of Zelma. Sympathy notes may be left for the Reed family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Zelma Margaret Hathaway was born on June 1, 1913 in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Harry H. and Nora I. (Kurriger) Hathaway. Zelma attended St. Mathias and St. Mary’s schools. On May 20, 1936, Zelma was united in marriage to Donald E. Reed. Zelma was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Mathias and St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed sewing, reading, her flower garden and cooking, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Zelma will be deeply missed by her daughter, Karen (Schreurs) Burns and her husband, Wayne of Muscatine; two grandchildren, John Schreurs of Muscatine and Dawn Gerling of Columbus Junction; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Gerling and Stacy Gerling; five step-grandchildren, Dan Burns and his wife, Billie, Beverly Beck and her husband, Dennis, Marion Curry and her husband, Rick, Linda Newcomb and her husband, Gary and Brian Burns and his wife, Lynnette, all of Muscatine; thirteen step-great-grandchildren and twenty-one step-great-great-grandchildren.

Zelma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald on April 26, 1993 and one stepbrother, A. Jim Schaefer

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