Virginia M. (Reed) Sadler

Virginia (Reed) Sadler, 90, of Clarion passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services for Virginia Sadler will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue North East in Clarion, with Reverend Mike Gudka officiating.  Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation for Virginia Sadler will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Virginia Mae Reed was born on April 22, 1928 on the family farm east of Lake Cornelia in Grant Township to Reuben and Edith (Renicker) Reed. She was raised on this farm, attending Grant #6 Country School through the eighth grade, and walked the mile each way to and from school. While in grade school, she gained a reputation of being a pretty good softball player who could hit more than an occasional home run. Following grade school, she attended Clarion High School, graduating with the Class of 1945.

After graduation, she took a job as a bookkeeper at Isenberger Hatchery in Clarion, then took a job at Iowa Public Service Co., a gas and electric Company. While there, she met and married Don Sadler on October 15, 1948. To this union two daughters, Nikki and Nancy, were born.

After raising and educating their daughters, Virginia worked in the local chiropractor’s office for fourteen years before retiring in 1988.

She and Don spent a lot of vacations fishing in Minnesota and Canada, and traveling extensively. After Don retired, they spent 24 winters in Harlingen, Texas, where they learned square dancing.

Virginia also learned to quilt, knit, crochet, and kept the family supplied up until the time of her death. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, who survived living with an avid Cubs fan for over sixty years.

Virginia is survived by her daughter Nikki (DeWayne) Slaughter of Treynor, Iowa; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents; husband Don; daughter Nancy; and her sister Barbara Reed.

Memorials in Virginia’s name can be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Clarion.


Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Clarion
201 3rd Avenue North East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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