Born 1918 in Mayfield, Mrs. Reed was an English teacher and had taught in Mayfield and Metropolis. She attended Stephens College in Columbia and graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Mrs. Reed was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Paducah.
Survivors include her daughter, Mari Rainer and husband Eddie; and one half brother, Wayne Woody of Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Reed Sr.
A private burial was held at Maplewood Cemetery in Mayfield.
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements.