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Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86

April 2, 2013

Ruth Edith (Reed) Trayer, 86, of North Freedom, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ruth was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Brookville, a daughter of Charles Elias Reed and Mary Dora Haines Reed.

On Nov. 28, 1944, in Brookville, she married Clyde E. Trayer, who survives.

Ruth worked as a tester at Sylvania in Brookville and as a homemaker and farmed with her husband on the family farm.

She was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church and the Freedom Grange No. 2073 in Ringgold.

In addition to her husband, Ruth is survived by four sons and two daughters, Eugene Trayer (Shirley) of Erie, Pa., Betty Bish (Harold) of Mayport, Pa., Kathy Sunderland (Dave) of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Stephen Trayer (Kathy) of Mayport, Mark Trayer (Mary) of Mayport, and Richard Trayer (Crystal) of Mayport; four sisters and four brothers, Beulah Dudley of Ohio, Harry Reed of Brookville, John Reed of Brookville, Hazel Charlton of Erie, Marie Ashforth of Richmond Heights, Ohio, Kenneth Reed of Brookville, Martha Bates of Ohio, and Charles Reed of Reynoldsville; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Dorothy Jane Reed; and four brothers, James Eugene, William, Robert, and Alton Reed.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville. Friends and family should note that Ruth's husband, Clyde, will be available to receive
friends only during the 2 to 4 p.m. visitation period.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Ken Duffee. Interment will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Eldred Township.

Memorials in Ruth's honor can be made to North Freedom United Methodist Church, 4027 Rt. 536, Ringgold, PA, 15770.

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