Carolyn Reed, 92

Carolyn Marie Reed, 92, formerly of Wabash, died at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.  She was born May 18, 1920 in Wabash, to Ferman E. and Marie M. (Hipskind) Kester.

Carolyn was a 1938 graduate of Wabash High School.  She was a receptionist for Dr. Carl Elward in Wabash 13 years, and for Beauchamp and McSpadden Insurance Company 22 years, retiring in 1980.  She also worked at the St. Bernard Rectory.  Carolyn was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, and the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority.  She lived at Peabody since December 2010 and on Willard Drive in Wabash 30 years.

She is survived by two sons, James C. Reed, Lancaster, Pa., and Thomas E. (Paula) Reed, West Mifflin, Pa.; five grandchildren, Tom (Sharon) Reed, Pennsylvania, Matthew (Patric) Reed, Lititz, Pa., Michael (Jaimee) Reed, Denver, Colo., Julie (James) Corell, Fort Wayne, and Christopher (Kimberly) Hudak, Export, Pa.; and 10 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her brother, James Kester, and her sister Barbara Jean Kester.

There will be no services.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic Church.

The memorial guest book for Carolyn may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Apr 26