Mildred Lois Reed

Mildred Lois Reed, 85, of Parkersburg, died May 9, 2013, at the Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 23, 1927 in Cottageville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Horton and Dora Polsley Abbott.

She was a member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church and her life’s love was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and spending time with her flowers in the garden.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Howard Bruce Reed; two sons, Roger (Patty) Reed of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Larry (Jan) Reed of Parkersburg; one daughter, Debra Parrish of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Lisa (Aaron) Wagner, Jason (Christine) Reed; two great grandchildren, Jackson Wagner and Dylan Reed; one sister, Vivian Rexroad; and one brother, Edwin Abbott.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Wayne Abbott, and one sister, Clara Mae Hart.

Services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Dr. Roger Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery South.

Visitation will be today, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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