Martha Ellen Caudill Reed

Birth: 27 Jan 1932 Lee, Kentucky
Death: 11 Sep 2011 Warren, Ohio
Burial: 15 Sep 2011
Cemetery: Caudill Family Cemetery, Zoe, Kentucky

Reed, Martha Ellen (Caudill Shoemaker)

Martha Ellen (Caudill Shoemaker) Reed, 79, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Hawthorn Glen Senior Living Campus. She was born in Lee County, Kentucky on January 27, 1932 to parents Milton and Cosby (Cornett) Caudill.

Martha retired from Heartland Barns and had previously worked for United Dairy Farmers and Carlisle Schools. Martha & Frank attended the Little Miami Church in Warren County. Martha enjoyed spending her time gardening, growing flowers, cooking & baking, at family holidays & reunions, square dancing, fishing, camping and singing hymns & old time songs at home.

Mrs. Reed is survived by son Anthony Lee “Tony” (Sharon) Shoemaker and their children Heather Bishop & Casey Shoemaker, son Douglas Dean “Doug” Shoemaker and his children Sarah Shoemaker & Mollie Ditmer and daughter Diana Lynn (Gary Williamson) Shoemaker Herman; stepson, Mike (Sheila) Reed and their son Chris, stepdaughter Debbie (Joe) Bogan and their children Jeremy & Brittany; also survived by grandchildren, Jeremy Moffitt, Josh Moffitt, Michael Shoemaker, Isaiah Shoemaker, Frankie Moore, David Shoemaker, Ford Shoemaker & Christina Holzerland; and many loving brothers & sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ford Shoemaker in 1969 and Frank Reed in 2010; son, Michael Wayne “Mike” (Devonna) Shoemaker; stepson, Ford Willis (Rhoda) Shoemaker; parents; brothers, A.J., Green, Columbus and other brothers & sisters; and grandson, Matthew Reed.

The family extends their gratitude to all the employees at Hawthorn Glen Middletown and The Hospice of Dayton. Martha was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother & great great grandmother with in-laws, halves, steps, cousins, great cousins and so many more. Many have passed before her to be with the Lord, now she joins them for the most wonderful reunion of all.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Pastor Larry Lambes officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Friday at 2:00 pm at Newnam Funeral Home, 108 Center Street, Beattyville, Kentucky, with visitation prior to service from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Interment will be at the Caudill Family Cemetery in Zoe, Kentucky.

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