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December 18, 2019 - 00:00
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Neva Ruth Belcher Reed, 90, a longtime resident of Medina, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, following a brief illness.

She was born to Haywood Richard Belcher and Dovie Anna Phillips Belcher on Feb. 26, 1929 in Robert Lee, Texas.

She graduated from Medina High School in 1948 and married James Byron “J.B.” Reed on Jan. 8, 1949.

She was a homemaker, mother of five children and worked at the Medina Independent School District for over 20 years. She loved all children, reading, gardening, cooking, sewing and crafts.

After retirement, she returned to a love of oil painting she began in high school. She was a member of the art group at Silver Sage for many years.

For the past 20 years, she has kept busy daily with five versions of computer Solitaire, for which she kept track of her best scores, and crossword puzzles, which she insisted on doing in ink.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Reed, her parents Haywood and Annie Belcher, her brothers H.R. Jr., Boyd and James Belcher, and her sister Allie Belcher Reed.

She is survived by her daughters Terre Reed of Medina and Kimberly (David) Larson of Junction; sons Keith (Bobbie) Reed of Medina, David Reed of Medina and Bill (Karen) Reed of San Antonio, grandchildren Chris, Heather, Dusty, Jennifer, Tracey, D.J., Drew, Reed, Reagan and Hayley, great- grandchildren Alyssa, Tristan, Tori, Ella, Alex, Chace, Cayson, Crewe, Alice, Aaron, Abigail and Atticus.

The family received friends from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at Grimes Funeral Chapels. A service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, with Lewis Ray Melton officiating.

Interment followed at Means Cemetery in Medina.

Pallbearers were Chris Leonard, D.J. Reed, Drew Larson, Reed Larson, Reagan Reed and John Taccetta. Honorary pallbearers were Tristan Vannatter, P.J. Jefferson, Chris Gizzi and Mike Schreckenbach.

Those who desire may make a memorial gift to the Medina ISD Library System in Medina, Texas.