December 2, 1939 – January 12, 2020
YORKTOWN--Ellen Ruann (Campbell) Reed-Hensley, 80, our beloved mother and “grammy” passed from this world into the arms of her Savior Sunday morning, January 12, 2020, at I U Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born Saturday, December 2, 1939, in Muncie, the daughter of Harold B. and Orma Ruth (Curts) Campbell. Ruann grew up in Muncie and was a 1957 graduate of Muncie Central High School. She was an avid reader, a love that she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Ruann also enjoyed square dance, cross stitch, and quilting. She and her sister, Nancy, shared the love of quilting and enjoyed time together shopping for fabric and patterns. Ruann was a staunch supporter of Cowan Black Hawk basketball and Yorktown Tiger volleyball. As her grandchildren grew, so did her devotion to their interests. She spent countless hours at ball games, music concerts, dance competitions, and volleyball matches. Ruann spent many winters in Florida with long time Muncie friends, Phil and Claudine Rogers, Bill and Marge Luttrell and Don and Marilee Allen.
In July 1961, Ruann married Sherman L. Reed. They were married for thirty wonderful years and enjoyed the blessings of their children and grandchildren. Ruann’s connection to the Reed family remained strong even after Sherm’s death.
Much of her working career involved medical practice management including the offices of Dr. Richard Snyder, Dr. Anne Eliades, Associates in Surgery, C V Surgical Associates, Southway Urgent Care, The Wound Healing Center, and her son Tod’s podiatric medical practice.
Her professional memberships and club involvement includes the American Business Women’s Association, Altrussa Club, Ball Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Ball Memorial Hospital Volunteers, and Women’s Bible Studies at New Life Presbyterian Church and Cammack United Methodist Church. Later in Ruann’s life she met and fell in love with David Hensley. They were married on May 2, 2009. Along with her marriage came the blessing of David’s four daughters, Barbara, Jill, Shari, and Margaret. Ruann’s life was grounded by her faith in God and love of her Savior. She attended Fountain Square United Methodist Church, New Life Presbyterian Church, and Cammack United Methodist Church. Survivors include her children, Leslie E. Cowan, Kevin C. Reed, and Tod S. (wife, Angie) Reed; grandchildren, Christopher Coy, Dustin (wife, Lin) Reed, Connor Reed, Claire Cowan, and Olivia Reed; one great grandchild, Auron Reed; one sister, Nancy (husband, Bill) Warner; one brother, Tony (wife, Susan) Campbell; and several nieces and nephews. The special loves of Ruann’s life were her “fur babies” Sophie, Mimi, and Beau Isaac.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold B. and Orma Ruth (Curts) Campbell; her husbands, Sherman L. Reed, who passed away October 29, 1991 and David E. Hensley, who passed away December 6, 2016; and a brother, Malcolm Campbell.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 with Pastors Woody and Emily Sears officiating. Burial will follow in Hawk Cemetery at Yorktown.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to REACH Yorktown Ministry, P.O. Box 4, Yorktown, Indiana 47396 or to Cancer Services of Delaware County, Little Red Door, 2311 West Jackson Street, Muncie, Indiana 47303.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.
REACH Yorktown Ministry
P.O. Box 4, Yorktown, Indiana 47396
Cancer Services of Delaware County
Little Red Door 2311 West Jackson Street , Muncie, Indiana 47303
- Calling Hours: Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Funeral Service with Calling One Hour Prior: Friday, January 17, 2020
January 15, 2020
Leslie, we are so sad to hear your mom left us. She will truly be missed.
She was so kind to EVERYONE. She was a good friend to ALL.
She loved all of you so much and it showed whenever she spoke of you all.
You will hear many stories of how generous, kind, caring and sweet your mother was.
We know how proud you are to have called her mom.
Joy and Steve Rogers
January 15, 2020
Olivia, I'm sorry for your loss; you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kim & Charlie (from ATI)
January 14, 2020
My condolences to the entire family but also to this world. The world is a bit dimmer without her here. I got the PLEASURE to work for Ruann(AKA Mamma) at Southway Urgent Care and at her son’s podiatry office (Dr Tod Reed). I have had 2 bosses in my lifetime that were truly an honor to work for and she was one of them. She was kind, she treated EVERYONE the same, loyal to her staff, and was also my friend. That’s hard to come by today and I have had no one like her since nor do I think someone like her will come around again in my lifetime. She was one of a kind and was truly passionate in what she believed and always did the right thing. She was respected by many. I will never be able to say enough about her. I truly loved her and I thank her for being a wonderful boss but most of all a wonderful person. She loved her family greatly and often spoke of “Sherm having his vanilla ice cream”. So to Mamma, you made this world a better place, it was an honor to work for you, with you , and beside you. You are a gem, and I will NEVER forget you. I love you and will miss your beautiful smile and beautiful self and I can here you say to me right this second “Hey Jamie, Mamma has her wings!” And you so deserve them! This is not goodbye. I will see you later Mamma....... Jamie
Bill and Linda Jones
January 14, 2020
Ruann......an absolutely great lady. I worked with Ruann at Dr Snyder’s office and Bill worked with her at Chevrolet and we both saw the work ethic she had. We were glad to call her a friend. Our sympathy to her entire family. Linda and Bill Jones