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Betty Jean Reed

July 29, 1931 March 12, 2019
Betty Jean Reed
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Obituary for Betty Jean Reed

Betty Jean Smith Reed, age 87 years, a resident of Bowden, WV departed this life early Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 at Colonial Place at Elkins, WV surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice.
She was born Wednesday, July 29, 1931 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late George Washington and Nettie Skinner Smith. On May 12, 1951 she was married to Clyde Reed, who preceded her in death May 28, 2008. They had celebrated fifty-seven years of marriage. Surviving are one son, Bradley Allen Reed and companion Toni Myers of Elkins; three daughters, Beverly Jean Talbott and husband William of Valley Bend, Debra Lynn Conrad and husband Doug of Elkins, Julia Ann Slaughter and husband Marty of Severn MD; five grandchildren, Jerid Barkley and wife Amy of Hurricane, Darin Barkley and wife Crystal of Hurricane, Angela Reed and husband Chris of Hurricane, Courtney Slaughter of MD, and William Slaughter of MD; eleven great grandchildren, Tabitha Barkley, Sabrina Barkley, Katelynn Siders, Arin Barkley, Michael Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Nevaeh Bailey, Gavin Bailey, David Wayne Thompson, Kenzie Irena Thompson, and Adalyn Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are one brother, Edward Smith and wife Martha.
She attended Elkins High School, was a member of the Bowden Worship Center, and an active member of the Tygarts Valley Post # 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars Women’s Auxiliary. She was a homemaker, a child care provider and later worked in housekeeping at Canaan Valley Resort. She enjoyed attending square dances with her husband at the Log Cabin Inn at Bowden, where they first met. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Colonial Place and her close friends that spent their time with her in her final days.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2 PM. The Rev. Philip Lynn Ryder will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, WV.


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Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins

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

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins
120 First Street Elkins 26241 WV
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17

Mar

2:00 PM 3/17/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins

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

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins
120 First Street Elkins 26241 WV
United States

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Mountain State Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

Gilman Community
Elkins, West Virginia 26241

Gilman Community Elkins 26241 West Virginia
United States
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