Maude C. Reed, 90, of Mills

Maude C. REED, 90, of Mills, PA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in Bonnie Hurler’s Personal Care Home, Potter Brook, PA.

Born February 22, 1921, in Harrison Township, she was the daughter of Stephen and Margery Spoor Cary.

On December 24, 1941, in Wellsville, NY, she married Arlington Reed, who predeceased her in 1988.

A 1939 graduate and valedictorian of Harrison Valley High School, she attended the Elmira Business Institute.  She and her husband owned and operated a farm in Mills for many years.  Maude served as Harrison Township Tax Collector from 1978 – 200l and was president of the Mills Cemetery Association.  She was a member of the PA Tax Collectors Association, the PA Notary Association and the North Fork Grange.  A talented author, she was represented by the Scott Meredith Literary Agency with articles published in the Agway Cooperator and other publications.

Surviving are:  three sons, William (Louise) Reed of Westfield, PA, Robert (Linda) Reed of Sayre, PA, and Richard (Deanna) Reed of Mills;  four grandsons, Shane (Heather) Reed of Waverly, NY, Earl (Wendy) Reed of Smyrna, DE, Matthew (Bridget) Reed of Knoxville, PA, and Scott Reed of Mills;  six great-grandchildren;  two brothers, Leland Pete Cary of Virginia Beach, VA and Gerald (Janet) Cary of Harrison Valley;  a sister, Emily Jeanie Pfuntner of Wellsville, NY;  and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Jennie C. Kibbe.

Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and on Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate.  Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948.

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