Wendy Jo (Mert) Reed

Wendy Jo (Mert) Reed, 34, of Lewistown, passed away unexpectedly at 4:20 a.m. Aug. 16, 2014, at Lewistown-Geisinger Hospital.

She was born Oct. 12, 1979, in Huntington. She was the daughter of Cheryl Ritter Reed and companion, Mark Eby Sr., and was preceded in death by her father, James P. Reed.

She is survived by: her sister, Jody L. Reed; her brother, Justin Grassmyer; her grandmother, Anna Ritter; her children, Lacie Marie Bender, Austin Gavin James Reed and Briana Nichole Shreffler; and four beloved nephews, Kane, Exavier, Jayce and Cyrus.

Mert attended Lewistown Area High School and worked at various restaurants in Lewistown.

Mert loved spending time with family, friends and her children. Mert was an avid lover of outdoors as well as an animal lover. She enjoyed camping, fishing and other activities with her companion, Brian Shreffler, and their beloved dog, Chance.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Her family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.