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Mary E (Hislip) Reel

April 4, 1947 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 73)


Mary E.(Hislip) Reel, 73 of Bicknell, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Mary was born in Knox County on April 4, 1947 to the late Willard Hislip and Elfrieda (Trabant) Hislip.

Mary was married to John Reel on May 24, 1968 and they spent many years together raising their family until John’s death in 2013. Mary worked as a beautician and deli manager for Heartland and Mackeys. Mary was a kind soul, who could often be found going out of her way to help someone in need; She enjoyed crafting, and cooking large meals for family get togethers. Mary was a devoted Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Bicknell.

Mary is survived by; her loving children, Derek Reel of Vincennes, and Deah Rickard (Keith) also of Vincennes; siblings, Carol Bowers of Vincennes, and Jane Keller (Greg) of Celestine; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by; her parents, William and Elfrieda Hislip; and husband, John Lynn Reel.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 13, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Bicknell, 317 Washington St. Bicknell, IN 47512 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. with a funeral service immediately following at 4:00 P.M. officiated by Pastor Seth Alexander. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-UttFuneral Homes, Bicknell Chapel. You may leave the family an online condolence at Please make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Bicknell inlieu of flowers.

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September 13, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Bicknell (Washington St. Bicknell)

Funeral Service
September 13, 2020

4:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Bicknell (Washington St. Bicknell)

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