Mary M. Reed

April 29, 1921 - November 27, 2009
Mary M. Reed

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Mary M. Reed, 88, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2009 at her home.

Born in Grinnell, IA, she was the daughter of the late John Tyler and Bessie Hughes Reed. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty R. Belensky and Alice Whitaker.

She was employed by General Motors Corporation as an administrative assistant for 35 years in Trenton, NJ, before retiring in 1979. While in Trenton, she volunteered at Mercer Hospital.

Before moving to Henderson County in 2001, she had resided in New Smyrna, FL, where she was a member of the Arts Center and a volunteer at Shore Hospital.

She enjoyed traveling and the arts.

She is survived by her loving family, her brother, Gerald Reed and wife, Margaret, of Hendersonville; her sister, Helen Archer of Cape Haze, FL; a number of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews; and many great friends.

A family memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice Foundation, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 in memory of Mary Reed.


Saturday, December 12, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 01, 2009
    Larry & Frances Gasperson says:
    Gerry & Margaret,We are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing, She was such a wonderful, adorable & beautiful lady. We loved having her here at Fate's. We will miss her smiling glowing face, that she always had when she came to have here car worked on, no matter how long the wait she was always so patient, Happy and Cheerful.She will be missed by all of us. With all our care.. she will alway be remembered around here..our deepest sympathy to you and yours...

  • December 03, 2009
    Susan McKenzie says:
    I am truly saddened to read of Mary's death. My only relationship with her was during tax time but I very much looked forward to seeing her smiling face each year. She was such a lovely and gracious lady who always took the time to ask about my family when we met. I will miss having her brighten my day. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  • December 03, 2009
    Pamela K. Archer says:
    My daughter Amanda and I are greatly saddened by the great loss of our beloved Aunt. She was a wonderful person who radiated cheerfullness and kindness. I, especially will miss her, as we kept in touch very closely. I miss you and I love you, Aunt Mary.

  • December 03, 2009
    Courtney Panther says:
    I was saddened by Aunt Mary's death, but I am happy to say that she got to meet her great-great-nephew before she passed away. Not many people can say that. She will be missed. ~Courtney (Aunt Mary's great-niece)