Martha M. Russell Reedy, age 93, of Harborcreek and formerly New Kensington, Pa., passed away on Saturday, May 7. She was born in Verona, Pa. on October 7, 1922; a daughter of the late John Edwin and Martha Molleston Russell.
Martha worked at Erie Insurance Exchange in the Auto Endorsements Department for 11 ½ years until her retirement in 1987. She was very active with Meals on Wheels from 1989 to 1998 and was a member of South Harborcreek United Methodist Church. Martha loved to travel and took a bus tour throughout the Midwest in addition to visiting her family in California, Hawaii, Virginia and South Carolina. She was a very self-sufficient woman who maintained her own home for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin T. Reedy, Sr.; two brothers, John Edwin Russell, Jr. and Ray M. Russell and son-in-law, Arthur Perry.
Martha is loving survived by her five children: Martha Perry and Linda L. Page (husband, Bob), both of Erie; Franklin T. Reedy, Jr. (wife, Sherry) of Manteca, Calif.; Herbert S. Reedy (wife, Sherry) of Virginia Beach, Va.; Kenneth L. Reedy (wife, Cindy) of Albion, Pa.; her brother, Kenneth Russell of Mentor, OH; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. and at the Erie County Memorial Gardens.