Beatrice L. ‘Bebe’ Reed

MIFFLINTOWN – Beatrice L. “Bebe” Reed, 88, formerly of Licking Creek Valley, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Bridges at Brookline, Mifflintown.

Born Feb. 10, 1926, in Beale Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late J. Dewey and Katherine B. (McClure) McWilliams. On Oct. 7, 1950, she married her late husband, Clarence B. “Tiny” Reed, with whom she shared more than 55 years of marriage, until he preceded her in death on Dec.18, 2005.

Surviving are: her sons, Stephen C. Reed and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Hollidaysburg, and Keith M. Reed, Mark E. Reed and his wife, Jodi, all of Mifflintown; siblings, J. Ed McWilliams and his wife, Jo Ann, of Mifflintown, Caryl L. Groninger and her husband, John, of Mexico, Pa., Pauline B. Campbell and her husband, Donald, of Etters; three grandchildren, Carrie Packer, of Bellefonte, Jared Reed, of Pittsburgh, and Lilli Reed, of Mifflintown; and three great-grandchildren.

One sister, K. Roberta Robinson, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Reed was a 1944 graduate of the Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, and was a member of the St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Licking Creek Valley.

Beatrice was a homemaker most of her married life, who also worked as a secretary for Juniata Disposal, Mifflintown.

“Bebe” enjoyed playing cards and Yahtzee, boating and traveling. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always wanted to talk about soccer.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Christopher Mathiason officiating. After the service, interment will take place in St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley.

Viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at the funeral home.

For those that desire, memorial donations in Mrs. Reed’s memory may be made to the Juniata Girls Soccer Booster Club, c/o Gina Reichard, Treas., 262 Sycamore Drive, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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