Fern E. Reed

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 October 2022 at 10:23 am

GASPORT – Fern E. Reed, 98, of Gasport, New York went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 14, 2022. She was born to Sarah (Roeder) and Edwin Krammes on September 9, 1924.

Fern was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, J. Merrill Reed; her infant son, David; her adult son, James Reed; and her son-in-law, Dennis Reinard.

She is survived by her children, Joseph (Sandra) Reed, Sally (Richard) Martin, Jane Reinard and Tina (Douglas) Burdick. Fern was blessed with nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fern grew up in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania where she attended primary and high school. She received her cosmetology license and worked as a beautician in her sister’s beauty salon. Fern was a homemaker and cared for her children as they grew. Later, Fern was employed by Medina Memorial Hospital and retired from the dietary department. Fern and her husband Jim worked on Tri-town ambulance for more than ten years. After retiring from Medina Memorial Hospital, she later returned as a volunteer, a position she held until the pandemic.

Fern had many hobbies including singing, gardening, sewing, making crafts and quilting. Square dancing was a fun activity she enjoyed with her husband for many years. Fern was a member of the Hartland Senior Citizens, the Hartland Historical Society, and the church choir. She liked doing word searches, cryptograms and was an avid reader.

A memorial service will be held in Fern’s honor at Faith United Methodist Church in Barker, New York on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. A light reception will follow. Scattering of her ashes will be done at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Faith United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

Fern’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home Gasport, NY.

To share a special memory of Fern, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.