Mary Ellen Reed

REED, Mary Ellen, age 90, of Steubenville, Ohio and formerly of Willoughby, died at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville on Friday, August 9, 2013.

She was born June 26, 1923, in Steubenville, the daughter of the late Russell L. and Mary Ellen Hollis McClain.

She was preceded also in death by her husband, Calvin Dale Reed, whom she married on December 6, 1947; a sister, Lillian Mae Miller; brother, James H. “Jim” McClain; and a nephew, James McClain.

Mary Ellen graduated from the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1945, where she was active in the United States Cadet Nurse’s program formed during World War II and she later received a bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University.

During her early years, she was a clinical instructor at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and coordinator for the School of Nursing at Euclid General Hospital. She retired from Willoughby East Lake Tech Center where she was coordinator of the nursing program.

A longtime member of Willoughby United Methodist Church, she was recently affiliated with First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville.

She was also a member of the Metropolitan Cleveland Miniature Schnauzer Club and at one time trained and showed Schnauzers for many years.

She is survived by two nieces, Mary Catherine (Dick) Franckhauser of Steubenville and Nancy McClain; and nephew, Rusty (Georgia) McClain, both of Boulder City, NV; two stepnieces, Ruth “Tootie” Shrieve and Carol Scott; sister-in-law, Donna McClain of Steubenville; great-aunt of six nieces and nephews; and great-great-aunt of six nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at McMahon – Coyne – Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby on Monday from 1-3 p.m., with additional visitation and funeral services to be held on Tuesday from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio with Rev. Jason Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Steuben Burial Estates.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity School of Nursing c/o Mary Ellen Reed Scholarship Fund, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.

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