Bessie Edna Reed

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October 16, 1944 ~ November 22, 2022

Bess E. Reed 78, Sioux Falls, passed peacefully on November 22, 2022, at the Dougherty Hospice House, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Bess’s wishes are to spread her ashes at The Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, CO, so there are no services at this time. Please send any correspondence to Angelia Smith-Anderson (7001 S. Connie Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57108)  

Bess E. Reed was one of nine children, born October 16, 1944, to William and Emma (Birch) Reed in Missouri.  She was a wonderful and loving woman who loved George Strait and Christmas. Next to that, was her love of crocheting, embroidering, western movies, and Hallmark Christmas movies. Her ornery side came out during games of Farkle or any competitive fun games. The friends she had were very close to her, and if you are one of the few that she cared for in any way, you have a unique Christmas stocking that she made for you and your family. 

Bess is survived by her daughter Connie (Joe) Cool; son, Michael “Brad” Smith; and daughter Angelia (Bryce) Smith-Anderson; nine grandchildren, Brianna, Katiana, Lorna, Shayla, Bailey, Kalab, Autumn, Austin, and Aidan; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three surviving step-grandchildren, Lillie, Zach, Jake. 

Bess is preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma (Birch) Reed; her siblings and spouses, Nellie (John) Korneman, William (Carmen) Reed, Widuner “Pinky” Reed, Rex Reed, Sarrah (C.W.) Wise, Horace “Jimmy” Reed, and Helen Reed; and one stepson, Michael.

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