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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Obituary: Freda Y. Reed, 74, Coudersport

Freda Y. Reed “beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister”

COUDERSPORT, PA---Freda Y. Reed, 74, of Coudersport, formerly of Austin/Conrad, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, November 25, 2016, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on July 29, 1942 in Clarendon, she was a daughter of Levi A. and Lois J. Hogue Gleason.  On April 22, 1961 in Austin, she married Clayton C. Reed, who survives.
Freda was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1960 and a graduate of New- Penn Beauty School in Olean, NY.
Freda was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin.  She also attended St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Port Allegany and St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.
Surviving besides her husband are six children, Kimberly A. (Edward) Goodenough of Coudersport, Rob C. (Barbara) Reed of York, James A. (Misty) Reed of Coudersport, Clayton J. (Joanna) Reed of Quakertown, Elizabeth R. (William) Hargenrater of Denver, and Teresa M. (Dwight) Feister of Paradise; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janyce Riehle of Panama City, Florida, Doris E. Ianson of Conrad, and Judy M. (Daryl) Jackson of Coudersport; a brother, Jerry (Marylee) Gleason of Bolivar, NY; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Gleason of Austin; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her parents, Freda was predeceased by three brothers, Richard Gleason, James Gleason, and William Gleason; and a sister, Lois Brown.
Friends may call from 9 to 11a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11a.m. with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, celebrant.  Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Freda’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Freda, visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.