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Published: Friday, 6/30/2006

Teacher also served on board of education

BELLEVUE, Ohio Lois M. Redd, 81, a retired Bellevue City Schools teacher, died Tuesday in Arbors of Clyde in Clyde, Ohio.

The cause of death was not reported.

Mrs. Redd retired in 1989 from Bellevue City Schools after 25 years. She taught home economics, elementary grades, and kindergarten.

Mrs. Redd was proud of having served for four years on the Bellevue school board in the 1980s and as the board president for two years in the mid-1980s, her son, John Redd, said.

She was very dedicated to her students, and she was very interested in how they succeeded after leaving school. She had heard from many former students over the years, Mr. Redd said.

A native of Dennison, Ohio, Mrs. Redd, whose maiden name was McMillan, graduated from Dennison High School in 1943 and from Ohio State University in 1946, with a bachelor s degree in home economics.

Mrs. Redd, who lived most of her life in Bellevue until moving to Lakeside, Ohio, in 1987, was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, where she volunteered in part by purchasing books for the library.

She was a former member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Bellevue, where she was a former member of the day-care board.

Her other memberships included Sorosis in Bellevue, of which she was a charter member, and the Antiquarians in Lakeside.

Surviving are her husband of nearly 58 years, Bob; sons, John, Jim, David, and Dan; nine grandchildren, and two step-grandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Lakeside United Methodist Church. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today in the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, near Lakeside.

The family suggests tributes to Lakeside United Methodist Church or the Lakeside Association.

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