Nellie Irene Reid, 91

October 29, 2009

JULY 13, 1918-OCT. 27, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - Nellie Irene Reid, 91, of Sterling Road, Williamsport, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Julia Manor, Hagerstown, Md.

She was born July 13, 1918, in Downsville, Md., to the late Lewis Stanhope and Annie Virgie Cline Shipley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eli Reid, on May 26, 2006. They were married Jan. 9, 1947.

She was a 1936 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church of Halfway, Md., where she served on the tally committee, flower committee and she was a member of the Joy/Friendship Sunday School Class.


She was a member of the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include daughter, Martha Jane Reid of Williamsport, Md.; sister, Phyllis Jane Hammond of Williamsport, Md.; sister, Marian C. Gaylor of Downsville, Md.; sister, Fern A. Speaker of Martinsburg, W.Va.; nieces and nephews; and her dog, Rosie.

She was predeceased by six sisters, Gladys Roberts, Thelma Kimmel, Lois Schlotterbeck, Mary Ellen Gouff, Mildred Lizer and Margaret Hildebrand; and four brothers, Irvin Shipley, Ralph Shipley, Phillip Shipley and Melvin Shipley.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Aaron Miller officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, Md.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 17426 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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