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September 2, 1926 December 20, 2017
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Obituary for MARY S. "SALLY" REED

MARY S. REED, known as Sally {nee Schell) age 91, died peacefully with her family by her side on December 20th 2017.
Born Mary Alfrieda Schell, nicknamed Sally, was born on September 2nd, 1926 in Sandusky, OH to Lawrence Schell and Emma Welter Schell. Sally attended St Mary’s grade school and high school in Sandusky. She graduated from St Mary’s of the Springs College (now Ohio Dominican) in 1948 with a degree in chemistry. In 1951 she married her high school sweetheart, Jack Reed. Upon moving to Avon Lake, Ohio she worked for BF Goodrich as a chemist. They welcomed 7 children into their home and taught them to love, pray, laugh and give back to society. While raising her children, Sally pursued a career in nursing and helped her husband Jack found Arhaus Furniture. For 25 years, Sally volunteered at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, both in Sanibel, Florida. Sally and Jack had a love for birding, which they pursued while on Sanibel and in their travels. She had a lifelong passion for teaching adults to swim, and a love for tennis that kept her playing with good friends late into their 80’s. Sally will be remembered for her spunk, propensity for speaking her mind, love of sports, beautiful gardens, wonderful Christmas cookies and most of all, her love of God and devotion to the Catholic Church–for years she sang in the church choir and was always benevolent to the poor.
Sally is survived by her children, Mary Schlessman of Pahala, HI John Reed (Denise) of Chagrin Falls, Oh, Ann Reed (John) of Durham, NC, Thomas Reed (Katie) of Anchorage, AK, Kathleen Allaire (Paul) of Athens, GA and Elizabeth Makman (Stan) of Kalispell, MT; siblings, Lawrence Schell, John Schell and cousin Joanne Laboe. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack P Reed, son Stephen P Reed, and grandsons Joshua Schlessman and Nicholas Reed.
Sally will be remembered by her children, 22 grandchildren (Emily Meeks, Michelle Maltese, Sarah Warren, Ryan Reed, Gretchen Harezma, Christina Bowman, Sarah Warren, John Reed, Elliott Reed, Kateri Schlessman, Lauren Paat, Joseph Paat, Isabel Makman, Anthony Paat, Samuel Makman, Mason Reed, Maria Makman, Tuyen Reed, Gloria Reed, Mary Reed, Ivan Silook, Joseph Reed and Gabriela Reed) and 13 great grandchildren. She encouraged her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to pursue their goals.
Funeral Mass Saturday, December 30 St. Raphael Church 525 Dover Center Rd. at 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD. (WEST OF COLUMBIA) FRIDAY 4-7 P.M. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sally's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to one of Sally’s favorite charities, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 3333 San-Cap Rd, Sanibel Florida 33957, Food for the Poor 550 SW 12th Ave Deerfield Beach Fla 33442 or Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Florida 26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134

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4:00 PM 12/29/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/29/2017 7:00:00 PM
McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake

25620 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake
25620 Center Ridge Road Westlake 44145 OH
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9:30 AM 12/30/2017 9:30:00 AM
St. Raphael Church

525 Dover Center Road
Bay Village , OH 44140

St. Raphael Church
525 Dover Center Road Bay Village 44140 OH

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St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

2640 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Avon, OH 44011

2640 Stoney Ridge Rd. Avon 44011 OH
United States

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