Larnie Mae Reed

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LIMA, Ohio — Larnie Mae Reed died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was 83.

Mrs. Reed was born in Vicksburg to Joseph and Lydia Granton Crayton. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Meeks and Wilson Reed; eight siblings, Pinkie Griffin, Rebecca Wells, Agnes Jones, Idell Crayton, Bertha Mae White, Della Kelly, Steve Crayton and Roosevelt Crayton; three children, JoAnn Smith, Rita English and Richard Reed; a stepdaughter, Carol Hodges; two grandchildren; Gregory McDuffie and Emanuel McDuffie; and a stepgrandchild, Johnnie Hodges.

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She is survived by six children, Livilane McDuffie, Kathryn Jackson, Darlene Wright, Melvin Meeks and Lee Meeks, all of Lima, and Ray Meeks of Sanford, Fla.; two stepchildren, Gail Reed of Detroit and Wilson Reed Jr., both of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Joseph Crayton Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, 1251 S. Union St., with the Rev. Arnold Manley officiating. Burial will follow at Shawnee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the church with family present from 6 until 8.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable Road, Lima, OH.