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Ruth E. Reed

Ruth E. Reed


Ruth Eleanor Reed, 95, of Lodi, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Inn at CoalRidge in Wadsworth. She was born April 29, 1923 in Tallahassee, Florida, to Henry and Bernice (Frey) Fosnight. Her family moved to Medina County when she was a young child and she spent most of her life in Lodi.

Ruth was a 1941 graduate of Lodi High School. In 1950, she married Carl Reed and began raising their family. She was a former member of the Homerville Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Lodi Fire Jets.

Ruth is survived by her daughter-in-law, Diane (Robert, deceased) Reed of Westfield Center; son, Larry (Sarah) Reed of Mount Vernon; daughter, Pamela (Randall) Fetterman of Medina; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; son, Robert; brothers, Russell, Jay and Charles Fosnight and sisters, Thelma Baker, Mary Waltz and Genevieve Vellenoweth.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4 to 6 P.M. at Parker Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi (330) 948-1122, where the funeral service will be Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11 A.M. Pastor Beryl Baum will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Salem United Methodist Church, 80 E. Buckeye St., West Salem, OH 44287.

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