Ann L. Reed (75), transitioned into the light (December 28, 2020), at her home in (Venice, Florida) after a long courageous battle with glioblastoma (brain cancer). She was born, in Sterling, IL. August 24, 1945 to parents Lloyd and Marie Landis. She attended East Science Ridge grade school and Sterling High School graduating with the class of 1963.
She was a Registered Nurse, with a Bachelor’s degree and was certified in gerontology from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She spent most of her nursing career caring for senior citizens, working in area nursing homes. She retired in 2012 from Resthave Home in Morrison, IL. after having served 14 years as their Director of Nursing. Ann’s greatest joys were her 2 sons and their families
She was a voracious reader and enjoyed exploring many subjects including psychology, metaphysics/spiritualty/world religions, Greek culture and art history. She was a member of the Chicago Art Museum for several years and had visited many of the world’s iconic art museums.
Ann and her partner Bill Adams, Sr. blended their enthusiastic approach to life and passion for world travel, exploring many foreign cultures and world religions visiting many famous places of worship. When they weren’t exploring the continents or cruising the seas, they enjoyed spending time in Morrison, IL., downtown Chicago, IL. and in Florida.
Her friends will remember her contagious laughter, her sense of humor, her playful color matching and her obsession with anything GREEK, especially in the Greek key design.
Survivors include her partner Bill Adams of Venice, FL., a daughter-in-law Diane Reed of Sterling, IL., her grandson Nathan (Katelyn) Reed of Sterling, IL., a son Mark (Ann) Reed of Hooksett, NH., her grandsons, Michael Reed of Dover, NH. and Joshua Reed of Burlington, VT., one sister, Ruth (Willard) Stanley of Sterling. IL. and two nephews. Also, surviving are Bill’s children, Cheryl (Jeff) Kaiser of Roselle, IL., Margaret (Jon) Miller and three grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, and Amy Miller all of Bettendorf, IA., William Adams Jr of Schaumburg, IL. and John Adams of Harrison Twp. MI., and four grandchildren, Megan, Luke, Elizabeth, and Samantha Adams. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Brian (Diane) of Sterling, IL. and a grandson Brandon Reed of Sterling, IL.
A gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date with McDonald’s funeral home.
A memorial has been established in the name of Resthave Memorial Account, 408 Maple Ave,
Morrison, Il. 61270.