Ruth Birch Reed


Mrs. Ruth Birch Reed, 89, of Chincoteague Island, passed away Jan. 1, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial in Onancock.

She was born on Chincoteague Island, on May 6, 1932, a daughter to the late Leo and Cecil (Richardson) Birch.

She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Chincoteague Island.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Reed Franklin, Melodie Reed, and Crystal Reed Hyett; sister, Gail Horner; grandchildren, Candice Alba, Matthew Mason, Robert Mason, Anthony Franklin, Skylar Geminiani, and Cole Hyett; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley “Chick” Reed; daughter, Carla Reed Wells; and siblings, Harry Birch, Georgie Bloxom, and Lois Wilgus.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 2 p.m., at the Hill Cemetery, Chincoteague Island, with Pastor Jolynn Hart officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Services are entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home Inc. on Chincoteague Island.

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