Lois Fae Parker Reed
A sweet woman, kind neighbor, devoted wife and mother, Lois Parker Reed, died
September 24, 2022. She succumbed to complications related to congestive
heart failure. She died at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida, surrounded with
the love of her family and close friends. She was 94 years old.
Lois was born at home on March 6, 1928, to Frederick M. Parker and Ida Marie
Hasenmeyer in Spencer County Indiana. She grew up on a farm in rural southern
Indiana. She had two older sisters, Alice and Helen. She attended Chrisney High
School and graduated in 1945. After high school, she began a career at the
General Electric Plant in Tell City, Indiana. There, she met her future husband and
best friend, Arthur L. Reed. Lois and Art were married in 1948 and lived together
happily for 68 years.
Lois and Art moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1966. Lois raised her three children
and began a career at Sears, where she became a Division Manager for Ladies
Fashions. She worked there for 17 years before retiring in 1985 at the age of 57.
Lois and Art enjoyed living at Turkey Creek in Alachua, Florida and they enjoy their
summer homes in Boone, North Carolina and Santa Claus, Indiana.
Lois was known for being kind and sweet to everyone who knew her. She was
loved and admired by her family, neighbors, and coworkers. Lois loved Jesus and
had a strong Christian faith. She and Art were lifelong members of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Gainesville.
Lois took great pride in her home. She was a wonderful cook, baker,
housekeeper, interior decorator, and seamstress. She made clothes for her
children, including her daughter’s wedding dress. She loved doing needlework,
including crochet, embroidery, and cross-stitch. She created many beautiful
treasures in her lifetime. She was happiest at home taking care of
others—especially her husband. She and Art had many opportunities to travel.
They also were avid card players. In her later years, she treasured the company of
her little dog, Chico.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents and two older sisters. Her husband
Arthur died in 2017. She is survived by her three children; Cathie (Thomas) Hite
of Evansville, Indiana; David Reed; and Cristie (Bill) Mosblech, of Valrico, Florida;
nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held:
Monday, October 17, 2022
10:00 AM (Viewing at 10:00 followed by service at 10:30)
Her ashes, along with her husband’s
ashes, will be interred at a later time, in Greenwood Cemetery, Tell City, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist
Church, 4000 NW 53 rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32653.