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Kathleen F. Reed

June 6, 1954 — June 5, 2021


Kathleen F. Reed of Cortland, formerly of Niles, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 2:54 a.m. in her residence with her daughter Leslie and Chris by her side. She was 66 years old.

Kathleen was born on June 6, 1954, in Warren, the daughter of the late Russell and Arlene Gilliam Gregory.

She attended Niles City School Systems. Earlier in life Kathleen was employed in Manufacturing. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Sewing brought Kathleen relaxation and enjoyment, she looked forward to seeing the complete works and sharing them with family and friends. She enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, and boating on Mosquito Lake with her husband. Kathleen could be found in the stands cheering on her grandson at all his Niles McKinley Basketball games. She cherished family and all the wonderful memories they made over the years.

Her husband, Robert E. Reed, passed away on June 26, 2019, they spent 31 loving years together.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Leslie (Chris) Hansen of Cortland and Tami Degraw of Warren; a son, Rob Reed of Hubbard. 2 sisters, Christine (Rick) Lara and Sylvania (Dennis) Copanic; 6 brothers, Cary Gregory, Eugene Gregory, Steve Gregory, Jerry Gregory, Roger (Peggy) Gregory, and Dale Gregory; 5 grandchildren, River, Cindy, Nicole, Lisa, and Abbey; along with numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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The family would like to thank Traditions Health Hospice Care for the exceptional care their mother received. Donations can be made to Traditions Health Hospice Care 4531 Belmont Ave. Unit 7, Youngstown, OH 44505.

At the family’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Kathleen had a saying that the family would like to share with you, “Life Is Motion”.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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