Martha J. Reid, 61

MAY 4, 1950-APRIL 27, 2012

April 29, 2012
  • Martha J. Reid
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Martha Jane Reid, 61, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born May 4, 1950, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Eli and Nellie Irene Shipley Reid.

She was a 1968 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and graduated from Shepherd College in 1972 with honors. She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.

She retired after 30 years with Harper & Row/Lippincott/Wolters Kluwer, Hagerstown. She was employed in the editorial department, customer service department and represented the sales department at various medical conventions.

After retirement, she was a member of Harper & Row/Lippincott Retirement Group.

She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. She was the financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and responsible for the creation and distribution of the monthly newsletter.

She was an avid promoter of the Jacobs Brothers Ministries’ performances and activities.

She was past president of the Halfway Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary and past president of the Union Rescue Mission Auxiliary. She was currently the secretary at the Union Rescue Mission Auxiliary.

She is survived by an extensive extended family and many dear friends.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 6 to 8  p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Wendell McClellan officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 17426 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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