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Mary Reed

June 11, 1926 — October 25, 2012

Mary Pauline Reed, 86, of Ashland, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 25, 2012, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

She was born June 11, 1926, in Ashland, a daughter of the late John E. Howard Sr. and America Pheoder Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Reed, in 1986 and a son, Karl Von Schmauch.

Pauline was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Ashland, a 1944 graduate of Ashland High School and worked alongside her husband at Reed's Photo, formerly on Bath Avenue. Above all, she was a loving and devoted homemaker.

Those left to cherish her memory include daughters Joyce Pennington of Ashland, Roberta (Chris) Smith of Williamsburg and Johnnie Cordle Brock of Ashland; sons James H. (Susan) Reed of Ashland and Jack E. (Leticia) Reed of Florence; a brother, John E. Howard Jr. of Nevada; a very special friend to Pauline and the family, Charles Reliford Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Acy Gibson. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.

Friends may call after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

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Saturday, October 27th, 2012 1:00pm

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