LaRae Lynn Reedy

Thursday 2nd of November 1961 - Sunday 13th of November 2022

LaRae Lynn Reedy

Services

Visitation

Nov 23, 2022 (11:00AM - 12:30PM)

Milward~ Trent

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Director Keith Dean

Celebration Of Life Service

Nov 23, 2022 (12:30PM )

Milward~ Trent

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Director Keith Dean

Clergy Rev. Elizabeth King

 LaRae Lynn Reedy died November 13, 2022, at the Chandler Medical Center, from respiratory issues and associated impact of long-term Parkinson’s.  Born in Urbana, IL, November 2, 1961, she was the eldest daughter of Daniel R. and Nancy A. Reedy.  Her transition came peacefully with her two sisters and other family members at her side.  A Lexington resident since 1967, she was a member of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lexington.

 

 

 Mourning her passage are her parents, sisters Lisa Reedy Loeffler (Lexington) and Lucinda “Cindy” Reedy Hall (Nashville); brothers-in-law, Andrew Loeffler and Timothy Hall; beloved nieces and nephews, Madeleine and Emma Loeffler, Daniel, Hadley, and Henry Hall; step-son David Rader, Sarah, and son Hawk; cousins Linda Poorman, Brook Meiller, and Sallie Compton;  special friends Ana Maria and the Mariategui Family in Lima, Peru, Barbara Wilson, Rosie Gray, Mark Mitchell, Kristen Young and many more.

 

 

 LaRae graduated from Henry Clay H.S. and received the B.A. in Spanish and Commerce from the University of Kentucky.  After residing a year in Lima, Peru, she returned to Lexington and was employed variously by the Hyatt Regency, State Farm, Shuey and Struss Dental, and the UK College of Dentistry.

 

 

Diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s some thirty years before her death, LaRae was assiduous in investigating symptoms, theories of cause, and potential treatments of the disease.   Because of its debilitating impact, her health issues became more varied and complex over time.  She faced those issues with a quiet determination.  Fortunately, her sharp intellect remained intact. 

 

 

LaRae will long be remembered for her affectionate nature.  Her compassion and love for others were qualities recognized by those who knew her.  In her interactions, she never saw differences in humankind.  She was generous to those in need, often beyond her capacity or their expectation.  

 

 

Her family is particularly praising of the  love and care from Northpoint Healthcare Center along with the doctors, nurses, and staff who attended LaRae during her hospitalization at UK.  Their compassion and professionalism were noteworthy.  They also appreciate the attention and advice offered on multiple occasions by family member, Dr. Hugh Loeffler.

 

 

People wishing to provide a memorial gift may consider the Lexington Humane Society, Northpoint Healthcare Activities Fund or God’s Pantry.

 

 

Celebration of LaRae’s life will take place on Wednesday, November 23 at Milward’s Celebration Center, 1509 Trent Blvd.  Visitation at 11:00, Service at 12:30 followed by a luncheon.

 

 

Cremains will be interred in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Guest Book

Kelly Sanders

says

My condolences to the family. I worked with LaRae at UK in the dental clinic, she was always smiling and a joy to be around.

1 week ago

Linda Poorman & Family

says

Dear Family, I would dearly love to be with you. As that is not possible, know that my heart is there. LaRae had a really great sense of humor, loving & generous spirit, & a heart full of love for everyone she knew. We will miss her.

2 weeks ago

Judith Weglarz

says

LaRae was a unique, intelligent, and beautiful soul. I feel fortunate to have met her. I know she loved her family and friends with great depth, as she lit up when she spoke of them. LaRae had great compassion for others. While I mourn her passing, I know now she is no longer bound by the chains and pain of her illness. My sincerest condolences to her family.

2 weeks ago

Geri Shimfessel Miller

says

I am so sorry to hear of Larae's passing. I attended Crawford and Henry Clay with her and remember her being such a sweet and kind friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

2 weeks ago

Doug and Donna Isaacs

says

Dear Reedy family, Dan, Nancy, Lisa and Cindy.....my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. LaRae was a beautiful, thoughtful, gracious young woman. Sorry we are away from Lexington at this time but know our love surrounds you all forever. Donna Isaacs

2 weeks ago