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Shirley A. Reed
October 9, 2023
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Shirley A. Reed, 74, of Main Street Ashland, passed away, Monday, October 9, 2023, at her residence. Born at the former Ashland State Hospital in Fountain Springs, December 28, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Lamar F. and Jean Schaeffer Gross Sr. She was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, class of 1966. After high school, Shirley was employed for the Pennsylvania National Bank, Ashland, Hess’s Department Store, Schuylkill Mall, and later as an administrative assistant for Craig Love Insurance Agency, Mt. Carmel. She was a fan of Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles football, as well as a collector of Carrousel Horses. Shirley was a member of the Grace Independent Evangelical Church, Locustdale. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and other family members. Preceding her in death was a granddaughter Brittany Barnes, a sister Judith Gross, a brother Lamar F. “Red” Gross Jr, and a daughter in law, Peggy Reed.
Husband: William Reed, married 54 years
Daughter: Keri Reed Barnes and her companion Frank Hauze, Ashland
Son: Christopher W. Reed and his companion Michelle Phillips, Locustdale
Grandchildren: Derrick Reed and his wife Rebecca “Tanz” - Reed, Dillsburg
Kayla Barnes and her fiancé Eric Decker, Ashland, Tyler Barnes and his Companion Brooklyn Nagle, Ashland
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Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Funeral Service, Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 4 PM, in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre Street, Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. Rose Marquardt, Pastor of Grace Evangelical Church, Locustdale. Visitation will begin at 2 PM. Memorials may be made to the Grace Evangelical Church, Locustdale, PA 17945. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.