Northumberland – Ruth M. Reed, 97, formerly of Susquehanna Trail passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 in Nottingham Village where she had been a resident.
Ruth was born May 16, 1922 at her home in Newberry one of six children of the late Rufus B. and Hattie M. (Osman) Confer. On October 27, 1941 she married Brua W. “Ben” Reed, who preceded her in death.
She was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School. She owned and operated three local restaurants.
Ruth was of the Methodist Faith.
She was an active member of the Northumberland/Point Township Senior Action Center.
She was a great cook, and loved to can everything she could, she will always be remembered for baking the best bread and pies.
Ruth dedicated her life to her children.
She is survived by her sons Charles Reed of Point Township, Robert Reed of Rimrock, AZ, and Jeffrey Reed of Northumberland, her daughters Patricia Ebright of Middleburg, Barbara Propst and Dodie Folk both of Selinsgrove, Linda Scott of Northumberland and Kathleen Reed of Sunbury, 24 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her son Richard Reed and her granddaughter Jasmine Reed Dodson.
Graveside services will be private in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington with Chaplain Bob Barner officiating.
Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland.
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