Reed, Irena M.

Updated: Mon 5:47 PM, Sep 30, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg
Irena Maxine Reed, 91, of Parkersburg passed away September 29, 2013 at the Pineview Nursing facility in Harrisville.

She was born in West Union, WV May 5, 1922 a daughter of the late Leeman and Ora Reed Gain.

Maxine had worked for FMC, Libby Owens Glass Co. and the former St. Joseph's Hospital for a number of years. She also enjoyed volunteering with the Wood County Library with the blind and handicap department and was a member of the Murphytown United Methodist Church.

Maxine is survived by daughters Carolyn Layman and Jim of Parkersburg, Glenda Eaton and Kenneth of Parkersburg, son Clifton Reed Jr. Cedar Grove, six grandchildren Stacy Layman-Kennedy (Dan), Kyle Layman, Cheryl Crites (Aaron), Jarrod Eaton (Mindy), Tina Merrill (Nathan), Tammy Moore (Chris) two step grandsons Kermit Hale (Sandy), Kenney Hale (Amber), six great grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor Merrill, Tyler Moore, Wyatt Eaton, Chelsy and Walker Cain, step great granddaughter Mary Hale, sister, Nancy Wilson, brother, Ted Gain and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of forty one years, Clifton Reed in 1981, sister Gwendolyn Meredith, Josephine Jett, Ora Lee Deem, Emma Jean Reed, brothers Robert Gain and William "Bobby" Gain, granddaughter Tracy Neale Layman and daughter in law Donna Reed.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 on Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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