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Ruth Marie Reed
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Obituary for Ruth Marie Reed

Ruth Marie Matheny Reed, age 94 years, a resident of Montrose, WV went home to be with her loved one’s and her heavenly father, Saturday morning, May 19, 2018 at Nella’s Nursing Home at Elkins, WV surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. She had been in declining health.
She was born Tuesday, October 9, 1923 at Akron, OH a daughter of the late John Bland and Lemma M. Johnson Matheny. On May 9, 1941 she was married to Denzel A. Reed, who preceded her in death February 23, 1996. Surviving are two sons, Denny M. Reed and wife Helen of Friendly, Richard A. Reed and wife Stephanie of Cameron; five daughters, Dolly Reed and husband Ray of CT, Carol Ann Chauncey and husband Ray of FL, Della Jane Hamilton of VA, Summer Dee Steadman of FL, and Julie Kristeen Kennedy and husband Mark of VA; one sister, Mary Matheny of Point Pleasant; and seventeen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and dear family friend, Shelia Williams of Montrose, and cousins, Todd and Howard Johnson of WV.
Preceding her in death are three daughters, Phyllis Murrie Brown, Donna Elaine Reed, and Delsey Joyce Corley; three brothers, Charles, Robert and James Matheny; and one sister, Esther Carpenter.
She was a graduate of Akron Central High School with the Class of 1941 and worked at the Firestone Tire Company in Akron, OH and was a Homemaker. She was a devoted member of the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene, a breast cancer survivor and an active participant in Relay for Life. She enjoyed quilting, her flowers and gardening, and board games. She loved traveling and chocolate, and most importantly spending time with her family. She was a lady that saw the good in everyone.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 1 to 3 PM, Monday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Monday, May 21, 2018 at 3 PM with The Rev. Terry A. Burgess officiating. Mrs. Reed will then be moved to the Maple Hill Cemetery at Akron, OH where a Graveside Service will be conducted at 3 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.


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Visitation

Monday

21

May

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins

120 First Street
P.O. Box 1027
Elkins, WV 26241

funeral service

Monday

21

May

3:00 PM
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins

120 First Street
P.O. Box 1027
Elkins, WV 26241

Graveside

Tuesday

22

May

3:00 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery

3500 Albrecht Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44312

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Maple Hill Cemetery

3500 Albrecht Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44312

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