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Mildred E. Reed

November 19, 1936 — July 24, 2014

Mildred M. Reed “Millport, PA Native”

ROCHESTER, NY---Mildred M. Reed, 77, of Rochester, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Rochester, after a long illness.
     Born November 19, 1936 in Millport, PA, she was a daughter of William “Morris” and Marian E. Axtell Stephenson.  In 1956 in Millport, she married James W. Reed who passed away in 1966.
    Mildred was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, Class of 1955.  For many years Mildred was a personal caregiver for families in the Shinglehouse area.  She was also a teacher’s aide for remedial reading at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse.
     She was a devoted member of the Millport United Methodist Church.  She loved to read and do word search puzzles.  Mildred enjoyed baking, having entered several items in the Potter County Fair in Millport.
     Mildred was a loving mother who lost her husband at an early age.  Her love and devotion to her children was unwavering.  She worked hard to raise and provide for her children.  She always worked tirelessly while providing a loving home.
     Surviving are four children, Juanita J. (Theron) Genaux, Stephen A. Reed, Sylvia A. Reed, and Diane M. (Burt) Brown, all of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren, Amanda S. (Neil) Hauser, Theron J. Genaux, Bradley J. Reed, Cheyenne E. Brown, and Sierra J. Brown; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn M. Hauser; five sisters, Patricia Crooks of Bradford, PA, Jacky (Dick) Bacher of Washington State, Sarah Buskey of Hilton, NY, Sylvia (Pedro) Rodriguez of Belton, Texas, and Susan (Samuel) Morrie of Freeville, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Mildred was predeceased by a son, James E. Reed; a brother, William “Bill” Stephenson; and a sister, Alberta Dunhue.
     Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Millport United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Hebron, PA.
     Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials in Mildred’s name may be to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (; the Millport United Methodist Church, c/o Lois Duell, 206 Fairground Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to the American Cancer Society.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church

392 Coons Crossing Rd, Shinglehouse, PA 16748

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