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Reed, Mertie
Mertie A. Reed peacefully joined her Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, William L.; beloved grandson, Timothy David Gordon; parents, John William and Essie Maude Bowman; one brother and three sisters. Survived by daughters, Barbara R. Gordon of New Jersey; Connie (Guy) Boyce of Gahanna; granddaughter, Katrina (Donn) Westerhoff of Florida; great-grandson, Stephen Westerhoff of Florida; and dear brother-in-law, Joseph Reed of Virginia; several nieces and nephews in Ohio, Virginia and Illinois. Mertie was devout in her faith and very active in the former East Baptist Church, holding such positions as President of the Women's Missionary Society, Deaconess, Sunday School teacher, and Treasurer for 30 years. Retired, after 25 years, from Whitehall City Schools as Head Cook at Kae Ave. Elementary. Mertie was a true southern lady who was proud to have been born and raised in Virginia. Her specialty was making an inviting and loving home for her husband and daughters. She will be remembered as a shining example of faith and will be very deeply missed by her family and all who crossed her path. Memorial Service to be announced.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 27, 2017
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