A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave., for Reed Mitchell Hagee, a prominent Evanston civic leader and philanthropist, who died March 12 in Glenview at 76.

Born in Evanston on Dec. 1, 1937, she worked for many years at Mitchell Brothers Realty, founded in 1903 by her grandfather and great uncle.

She attended Lincolnwood Elementary School, Haven Middle School, Evanston Township High School, and Indiana University, where she met her husband, Joseph Gordon Hagee, in 1958.

Among her many community activities, she was president of the Child Care Center of Evanston and the Garden Club of Evanston and served on boards and/or committees of the Girl Scouts, the Evanston Hospital Auxiliary, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, the Evanston History Center, the Mental Health Association of the North Shore, Youth Organization Umbrella, Evanston’s United Way, and PTA’s at Willard Elementary School and Haven.

She served as a trustee and member of the Advisory Board of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, which was founded with the collection of her father, John Mitchell.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Scott Mitchell Hagee; her daughter, Joanne Hagee Matik; her sister, Jane Mitchell; five grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.

Donnellan Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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