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James Blaine Reedy

September 23, 1940 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 80)


URBANA, IL- James Blaine Reedy, 80, of Urbana, Illinois passed away at 8:55 PM, May 26, 2021, at his residence in Urbana. 


Visitation & Service on Friday, June 4th, 2021 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2200 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL 


Visitation will be from 9:00 - 11:00 am at the Church.

There will be a memorial service beginning at 11:00 am. 


James was born September 23, 1940, in Decatur, IL, a son of Josephus Blaine and Elizabeth Elaine (Woolen) Reedy. He married Patricia Jo Kaylor on March 17, 1961, in Decatur, IL and she preceded him in death on January 29, 2005. Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey Blaine Reedy of Normal, IL,  James Brian Reedy of Urbana, and Jason Blaine Reedy of Villa Grove, IL, and his chosen daughters Penny, Jennifer, and Rebekah. Five grandsons; Blaine, Tristan, Eamon, Cillian, and Noel, one chosen granddaughter Skye Reedy, his brother, Dean Ralph Reedy (Carol) of Argenta, IL, a multitude of nieces, nephews & cousins also survive.


Jim worked in retail sales most of his life including FS, Sears Roebuck and Co., Webergs & Rhodes Furniture. He also worked at the Urbana Farmers Market, where he was known as the “Muffin Man”, and most recently for Lacey's Place gaming center. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church for the past 47 years.

Jim never met a stranger and had a multitude of friends. Kind and generous, patient and loving, Jim had a servant's heart & a sincere desire to help everyone! Jim will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


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