Loma (Musser) Reed was born on July 29, 1926 in a farm house in Spencerville, IN. She met Richard V. (RV) Reed, also from Spencerville , at a roller skating rink. Loma was quite an accomplished skater and RV preferred to stand along the side rail watching. They got married in 1947. Loma worked outside of the home doing office work at Auburn Cord Duesenberg and then Harvestor, but stayed at home once they started their family. By 1949 the young couple had made their home in Pierceton so RV could begin his teaching career, eventually making their way to South Whitley in 1971. Together they had 7 children: Barry, Steve, Nelson, Brian, JoEllen, Teresa and Jill. Their children have blessed them with 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
Loma’s husband passed away in 2011. Many things have kept her busy over the years. Mostly caring for family, but her hobbies included sewing, knitting and quilting. Because her large family has moved to different states, Loma has had opportunities to travel a bit to visit them. Making trips to South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida to see children and grandchildren has been very enjoyable for her. She told us her trip to Israel Holy Land is among the most treasured of her travels over the years.
When we asked Loma to share something with us that not many people know she told us the following: “When I was in my mid 60s I trained as a model at Charmain School in Fort Wayne. I actually had one modeling job where I did a shoot for a senior citizen’s ad.” We are not surprised, as Loma is a lovely lady!!
One Community is grateful to have Loma as a valued guest at the senior lunches over the past 4 ½ years. This sweet lady laughs easily, has a very positive attitude about life in general, is always upbeat and a pleasure to be with. She states being with the other community members when at the meals is one of the reasons she keeps coming back. Thank you, Loma Reed, for being an important part of our weeks. We are so happy to have you as an important member of our One Community family!!