COSHOCTON- Mary Ruth Reed, 82, died Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Windsorwood Place in Coshocton after an extended illness.
She was born in Fallsburg on March 17, 1939 to the late Wilbur Shoults, Sr. and Kathryn M. (Hupp) Shoults.
Mary was very fortunate to have married two wonderful, hardworking men who she dearly loved. On January 13, 1957, she married the late James Curtis Randles who preceded her in death in March of 1963. She married Robert Dale Reed on April 11, 1967, who preceded her in death on June 27, 2019. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brittany Bales; six brothers, Junior, Gerald, John, Edward, Gene, and Ricky Dallas Shoults; five sisters, Rose Manning, Lucille Hoberg, Bonnie Dailey, Shirley Pelton, and Ella Marie Shoults.
Mary is survived by six daughters, Sandy (Don) Bolen of Newark, Brenda Staples of Newark, Patricia (Butch) Fisher of Warsaw, Ellen (Tim) Bales of Coshocton, Pam (Chris) Shroyer of Coshocton, and Kay (Tim) Olinger of Coshocton; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Shaffer, Doc Bolen, Jason Fisher, Brad Fisher, Johnny Bales, Lance Honabarger, Chelcee Collins, Shawna Shroyer, Devan Henegar, Lindsay Olinger, and Jordan Olinger; and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Dean (Sue) Shoults of Spring Mountain, Ernald (Sandy) Shoults of Bladensburg, and Gary (Julie) Shoults, Sr. of West Lafayette; one sister Deborah (Robert) Buker of Coshocton; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Mary spent most of her married life doing what she enjoyed most—raising her children, spoiling her grandchildren, and being a housewife. She also enjoyed sewing, making beautiful quilts, and working in her flowers. In addition, Mary was an excellent cook who was known in the family for her pies, homemade noodles, and roasted turkey.
Mary did not seek employment until after her last daughter had left the house. At that time she spent a few years working at Captain Nye’s Sweet Shop and later worked at Buehler’s in the bakery.
She was a member of the Clark Township Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed going with Robert to tractor shows, and after moving to Windsorwood, playing cards with her friends Donna and Reva. Mary will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will take place at the Clark Twp. Baptist Church, 30618 CR 343 Warsaw, OH 43844, at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, with Pastor Dave Kraft officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery, Warsaw. Calling hours for Mary will be held at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw on Wednesday, Aug. 18th from 5-7 p.m., and also one hour prior to service time at the church on Thursday. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Clark Township Baptist Church; or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
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