Martha M.  Russell Reedy, 93

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. 

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