Leonard L. Reed

March 8, 2023

Leonard L. Reed, 77, of Frankfort, died March 8, 2023 at Franciscan Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born August 16, 1945 in Frankfort, Ind. to Basil R. Reed and Fredela (Bartley) Reed. He married Betty Jane (Fearnow) Brothers on January 12, 1990.

Leonard graduated in 1964 from Frankfort High School, where he was a varsity football player for the Hot Dogs.  He attended Purdue Extension for business, attended IUPUI for his Master Firefighter and Tactics and attended Ivy Tech for his EMT licensing. He worked as a chemist and retired from Firestone Industrial Products and then worked in maintenance at Wesley Manor for 17 years.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard and was called to active duty from 6/24/1964 until 12/19/1964.  Leonard was an Eagle Scout, EMT, former fire chief in Kirklin, volunteered at the food pantry and liked to hunt and fish. He loved & cherished all the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visiting will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Gordon Smith will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Hero’s Section. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2056 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Betty Reed of Frankfort, Son: Rodney (Beth) Reed of Louisville, KY, Betty’s Son: Tracy (Vickie) Brothers of Russiaville, Betty’s Daughter: Angela (Dennis) Freidline of Frankfort, and their little boy, golden doodle “Spunky”, Brother: Larry (Patricia) Reed of Frankfort, 10 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren and several nieces & nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

his parents and brother Leland Reed.


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33 Condolences for “Leonard L. Reed”

  1. Sherry March 8, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    So sorry that he has passed. Loved him. He was a great, sweet, kind, sincere and funny man. My heart is broken. Love and hugs to all his family.

  2. Angie Scott March 8, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and his family. He was such a great person. He is going to be missed

  3. Brenda Bales March 8, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. He was a very sweet and kind man. I worked several years with at the manor. I’m sending prayers for all.

  4. Daniel McDonald March 8, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    Prayers for the Reed family. I only knew him from the pantry and he seemed like a great man!

  5. Jane Edgar March 8, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Sorry for your loss..he was a great guy. Had a lot of fun when he worked at the manor. Prayers for you & your family.

  6. Sam Tarr March 8, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Leonard was a great guy. I worked with him at Wesley Manor some years ago.

  7. Wanda Kercheval March 8, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. My sympathies to the entire family.

  8. Meisha March 8, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! He was such a kind and giving soul! Prayers to your family.

  9. Jeanie and Gary Thompson March 8, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    I loved seeing and talking to Leonard when I worked at the Manor when he did. He was a quiet and very kind man. He was so kind to the residents. My heart is broken for you Betty. I’ll keep you and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Richard McCarty March 8, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    I was really shocked to hear this. I am saddened he was a good man and friend. Dick McCarty. Fellow Wesley Manor maintenance worker.

  11. Tina Dillingham March 8, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss; hugs and prayers.

  12. Aj Roberts March 8, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear the news. Leonard was a kind, loving, honorable and Godly man. He will be so very missed.

  13. Lori Snyder March 9, 2023 at 1:49 am

    Betty and family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. But oh to be in the arms of Jesus!! Leonard was a sweetheart of a man. I enjoyed chatting with him. His kindness will not be forgotten.

  14. Charles V. (Chuck/Charlie) Reed March 9, 2023 at 2:49 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Leonard, Leland and Larry were my first cousins. We used to have so much fun when we were just wild young kids. Good memories. Leonard lived a wonderful life of service. God bless the family each and every day.

  15. Ron & Erilda Coleman March 9, 2023 at 5:31 am

    Dearest Family, (Larry, Patricia & Betty)
    So very sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. Sometimes it is so hard to understand the Why? Only Jesus knows that. That is where our trust and faith in our Savior becomes our strength. Our greatest joy is in knowing a great reunion awaits & we will just pass from our earthly bodies into the arms of Jesus for eternity and our healed heavenly bodies of no more pain suffering. May you sense His presence of comfort & peace. Jesus is right beside you giving you His strength. Our prayers are with you. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  16. Patti Mosson March 9, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Leonard was the best! He was a selfless giver of his time and energy to the church and anyone that needed him. We enjoyed our Sunday morning donuts and coffee with him and Betty and will miss those times. He rests in the arms of the Lord now and we must take comfort in that. Rest in heaven my friend.

  17. Sue Swackhamer March 9, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Betty and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Leonard was such a wonderful gentleman and friend to all. Prayers for you.
    Sue Swackhamer

  18. Mary Patchett March 9, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Betty and family,
    My sincere condolences are with you and family. May God surround all of you with his love during this difficult time. Leonard was a kind man, loved by many.

  19. Mike and Mary Richards March 9, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Mike and I are rejoicing that the Lord has taken Leonard home. We know he will be missed by his loved ones and our hearts go out to them. We are praying for the peace of God to fall upon each and every one of his family and they will encourage each other. Much love to you all. God bless Mike and Mary Ann Richards.

  20. Dan/Peggy Abbott March 9, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty.

  21. Bobby Beard March 9, 2023 at 10:22 am

    So sorry for your great loss. Leonard was a true and loyal friend. We went to school together, served in the National Guard together, fished and turkey hunted together. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. We also prayed together. I will miss him terribly, he was like a brother to me. He is in the arms of our Lord and Savior now.

  22. Lori Criswell March 9, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Leonard was a special guy. I enjoyed seeing and talking to him everyday when he worked at Wesley Manor. He was so genuine and so good with the residents. Betty, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  23. John & Darla Large March 9, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    So sorry for Leonard’s passing, he was a Godly man. He will be missed by so many, praying for Betty, and family. Prayers for Larry & Patricia and church family.

  24. Suanne Mosson March 9, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    You were the best! Always so helpful, kind and generous. You will be missed!

  25. Norman Gross March 9, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Betty! Sure have missed Leonard’s presence around the Manor, he always stopped in to say “Hi” to me in the woodshop whenever he was in that end of the building.

  26. Bill Tankersley March 9, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    Leonard and I played football together at FSHS. I was a year ahead of him. He was a great guy.

  27. Riley and Reba Simmons March 9, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    We are very sorry of your loss. We have such fond memories of our friendship throughout the years. There were always a laugh with Leonard regarding some situations in his life.
    Prayers and love,

  28. Roy & Joy Woodruff March 10, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    Betty, so very sorry to hear this. Sending prayers and love your way. Hope to see you when I get back in April!

  29. Don & Debbie Baker March 11, 2023 at 10:53 am

    We are very sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. He was such a kind man. Prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time. You will see him again one glorious day.
    Love, Don & Debbie Baker

  30. Sarah Bogard March 11, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Betty and family…..sending hugs for you all!! What a great friend Leonard was!! I know he will be missed!! We are so sorry for loss!

  31. Howard/Dorinda Burrell March 11, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    Praying for your family as you grieve the loss of your loved one. He was loved by many and will be missed.

  32. Diana Gallichan Barnes March 12, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    So strange to see this. Been reading my mom’s diaries and your name came up.so sorry for your loss. I hope my name rings a bell.

  33. Travis and Gina Sheets March 14, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Leonard was always caring man and so giving of himself. I truly enjoyed working with him. He loved his family, he loved spending time outdoors, and he loved the Lord. All our best to you during this time.

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