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IFDA Region 2 Director

Nicole Reed

Haskell Funeral & Cremation Services
Princeville, IL

I grew up in Lovington, a small town in central Illinois, before moving to DuBois, Pennsylvania with my family in 2015 for my senior year of high school. I married Devon Reed from Princeville in August of 2018, and we are happily living in Wyoming with our sweet, boxer-lab mix dog, Piper, pix-mix dog, Frederick, and cats, Blue "Skeeto" and Toothless. 

My junior year of high school is when I realized that my calling was to be a funeral director. I graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in September 2016, served my apprenticeship under the mentorship of Bert Haskell and am now a licensed funeral director/embalmer. In April of 2019 I attended the training to become the funeral home's second Certified Funeral Celebrant. I am truly honored to have been nominated and chosed as a recipient of the WEEK 25 Women in Leadership Award in 2020.

In November of 2022 I published a funeral pre-planning and informational guide, "In the Event of My Death" to help walk people through the many questions they may have about funeral service, while making it easy for them to document their wishes. 

I am becoming involved in the community as I grow my life here in these small towns. I joined the Wyoming Lions Club in 2018 and am the former 2020 and 2021 president of the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce. I am also currently serving on the Illinois Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors as the Region 2 Representative for the 2023-2025 term. I can often be found with my dogs on our walks around Wyoming, or playing out front of our house. We also love to take Piper out on our boat to go fishing, even though she can't swim and needs a lifejacket! Devon and I also enjoy working in our vegetable garden, growing everything from beans and peppers to brussel sprouts and tomatoes, and most recently pumpkins! 

I could not be more honored to have this opportunity that has been given to me. I love these communities and call Wyoming my home. I look forward to being able to proudly serve the communities of Princeville and Stark County.

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