Irena Maxine Reed, 91, of Parkersburg, passed away Sept. 29, 2013, at the Pineview Nursing facility in Harrisville.
She was born in West Union, W.Va., May 5, 1922, a daughter of the late Leeman and Ora Reed Gain.
Maxine had worked for FMC, Libby Owens Glass Co. and the former St. Joseph's Hospital for a number of years. She also enjoyed volunteering with the Wood County Library with the blind and handicap department and was a member of the Murphytown United Methodist Church.
Maxine is survived by daughters, Carolyn Layman and Jim of Parkersburg, Glenda Eaton and Kenneth of Parkersburg; son, Clifton Reed Jr., Cedar Grove; six grandchildren, Stacy Layman-Kennedy (Dan), Kyle Layman, Cheryl Crites (Aaron), Jarrod Eaton (Mindy), Tina Merrill (Nathan), and Tammy Moore (Chris); two step-grandsons, Kermit Hale (Sandy) and Kenney Hale (Amber); six great-grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor Merrill, Tyler Moore, Wyatt Eaton, and Chelsy and Walker Cain; step-great-granddaughter, Mary Hale; sister, Nancy Wilson; brother, Ted Gain; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Clifton Reed in 1981; daughter-in-law, Donna Reed; sisters, Gwendolyn Meredith, Josephine Jett, Ora Lee Deem and Emma Jean Reed; brothers, Robert Gain and William "Bobby" Gain; and granddaughter, Tracy Neale Layman.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial will be at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
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