Lon Newton Reed
Lon Newton Reed, 57, of Delaware and formerly a longtime resident of Milford Center, died Tuesday evening (March 20, 2012) at Riverside Hospital following an extended illness.
Lon was born July 22, 1954 in Marysville to the late Harold N. and Norma I. Clay Reed. He was a gifted free-style painter who, throughout his life, was fraught with tremendous difficulties and suffering. Lon was a loving person who maintained his wonderful sense of humor and was a teacher of compassion. A lifelong resident of Union County, he lived on the family farm below Milford Center until 2007 when he moved to Delaware to be closer to his family. He, with his family, were longtime members of the Milford Center United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan Reed and Thomas A. Crawford of Powell; a niece, Lauren A. Tyack of Worthington; a nephew, Reed G. Tyack of Orlando, Fla.; aunts, Audrey Reed of Garden City, N.Y. and Sue Turck of Jackson, Ohio; many cousins, including Clay Turck of Cincinnati, Samuel Turck of Jackson and Frank Paschall of Jackson; his physician, David T. Applegate, M.D.; and caregivers, Mark (Tony) Dike, Danielle Horne, Susan Fairchild, Cathy Authement, Ashley Authement, Alyson Beal, Penny McKenzie, Aaron Tiedt and Rhoda Brewer.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, 975 N. Maple St., Marysville, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Pam Connolly officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to ingramfuneral.com.