Marie L. Reed
Marie L. Reed, loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully in her sleep on March 29, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at the age of 90. She was born in McKeesport on March 2, 1927. A dedicated single mother of three, Marie worked up to three jobs at a time while raising her children. She worked in retail management at Jason's and Imnel's in McKeesport, Gimble's in South Hills Village, Gee-Bee's in Monroeville, Horne's at Greengate Mall before finally retiring from Phar-Mor in Monroeville. Marie enjoyed planning BINGO, crocheting, and creating multiple types of crafts, especially dolls and costumes, a number of which were on display and consignment at a Las Vegas hotel. Mostly, she enjoyed her time spent with family, friends, and her cats, Leo, Gabby and Squeaky. She is survived by three loving children, Wayne Reed Sr. of North Huntingdon, Vaughn (Betsy) Reed of Beatty, NV, and Cheryl (Garry) Buckholz of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren who she adored, Wayne Reed Jr. of Youngwood, Vaughn Reed of North Huntingdon, Christine (Jason) Baverso of North Huntingdon, Shelly Buckholz of Youngwood, and Russell (AnnaJean) Buckholz of Westmoreland City; and four great-grandchildren, who lit up her life, Jacob, Liberty, Jonah and Jayden. There are numerous friends that will miss Marie; especially her roommate at Transitions Healthcare, Edith Geiger. The family would like to thank the staff at Transitions Healthcare for their care of Marie and attentiveness to the family in their time of need. In addition to her mother Virginia Sloan, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Norma (Pluse) Reed, granddaughter-in-law, Pamela Reed, her cat Patches, and her maternal grandparents. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dale Murrell officiating. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.