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92, St. Benedict formerly of Carrolltown and Patton passed away February 11, 2018 at St. Benedict Manor. She was born August 4, 1925 in Patton the daughter of John and Mildred (Shuss) Gavora. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Samuel L. Reed, daughter in infancy Millie Rose, sons Ronald, Karl Tony, Michael, daughter Christine Buckman, granddaughter Leah Buckman, grandsons Matthew and Andy Reed, infant grandsons John Serafin III and Adam Stevens and son-in-law Ed Buckman. She is survived by children Samuel L. (June Holtz) Reed II, Patton, Janine (Jack) Serafin, Carrolltown, Bunny (PJ) Stevens, Carrolltown, Laurie (John) Shook, Nicktown, sister M. Marie Barnard, Newport News, VA, daughter-in-law Connie Reed, Carrolltown, eleven grandchildren Mark Reed, Carla Reed, Justine Johnson, Jennifer Frye, Leonard Buckman, PJ Stevens, Sam Stevens, Cindy Day, Dawn Reed, Danielle Reed, John Shook, seventeen great grandchildren, a close friend of Christine, Ken Kerchenske, close friend of Tony, Shelly Stoltz and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was a 1943 graduate of Patton High School. She worked at the Old Farm Inn for 15 years and retired from Laurel Crest Manor as a nurses aide. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, Catholic Daughters of America, ICBU, Legion of Mary, Altar Rosary Society, music club and Senior Citizens. She enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, spending time with her family and taking pictures. Friends will be received Thursday from 9:00 am until the 10:00 am funeral Mass in the Boniface Wimmer Room, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. Interment church cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Benedict Manor and Father Jude. Arrangements are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Carrolltown. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)
Published on February 12, 2018
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