Darlene Jo Reed

Jan. 24, 1936 - Sept. 30, 2006

Darlene Jo (Starrett) Reed, 70, of Anderson passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 30, 2006, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Anderson, to Raymond V. and Ada Frances (Winemiller) Starrett.

She resided in Anderson her entire life and retired from General Motors in 1988 after 31.7 years of service. She did volunteer work for Contact Help in Anderson and St. John’s Medical Center until her health failed.

She was a member of North Anderson Church of God. Darlene cherished her family, always showing each of them how much they meant to her. She enjoyed playing rummy and would have her cards ready for anyone who wanted to join her in a game. Darlene fought with determination the diagnosis of cancer four times in her life. Knowing the Lord had a plan for her life, her strength came from her faith.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 52 years, Morris W. Reed; three children, Morris R. and Durena Reed, Karen and Patrick Manship and Becky and Jason Swinford; seven grandchildren: Regan and Michelle Reed; Jayson Manship, Erica Manship, Brandon Ferguson, Bradley Ferguson, Brittany Swinford, Bryant Swinford; two great-grandchildren, Jalen Reed and Jacob Mills; her mother-in-law, Vera Mae Reed; a special sister, Delores McCafferty and many loving in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Linda Reed; brother-in-law, Barry McCafferty, close friend Jim Collins and a special niece, Angie Reed.

The family wished to thank those who helped us with tender care and comfort for Darlene, including (neighbor) Pat Kennemuth, brother-in-law, Ron Reed; friends, Helen Manship and Paul Baroni; hospice nurse, Judy Lash.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Anderson Church of God with Rev. Jim Rogers officiating. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church.

Memorial Contributions may be given to North Anderson Church of God.

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