Bernadine L. Reed

March 28, 1929 ‒ May 09, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Bernadine L. Reed, 90, of Mansfield passed away May 9, 2019 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
The daughter of Joseph and Elsie (Shirley) Bassin, Bernadine was born March 28, 1929 in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. As a teenager she first met John Reed while he was playing baseball. The two began dating and were married on November 20, 1947. Just a few years later Bernadine and John moved to the Mansfield area.
Bernadine embraced the role of homemaker. Performing the many duties of a wife and mother, one of which cooking, Bernadine prepared the best meals. She enjoyed spending time together with John camping, hunting and fishing. Bernadine had great sense of humor and laughed easily.
She is survived by her daughters Diana Goforth of South Carolina and Debra Ladd of Mansfield; three grandsons Casey Ladd, Trevor (Ivorie) Ladd, and Carlisle Goforth,III; two great grandsons Connor and Graisen Ladd.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Reed and son-in-law Cliff Goforth.
Her family will receive friends Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 12 pm. Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society may be made through the funeral home.

  • Our prayers are with the entire family. Although we didn’t get to see Aunt Bernie a lot we will still miss her just the same. She was such a wonderful and vibrant person. I have so many fond memories of Aunt Bernie. May the peace of the LORD that passes all understanding rest upon Diane, Debbie, and the entire family!

  • We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  • Diana,Debra and family member 0f Bernie, I am so sorry for your loss, Robert and I loved both John and Bernie so much. We always looked forward to seeing the in Pa. ‘ for the family reunion , and always tried to stop by when we were in Ohio, the last four times we stopped she wasn’t home. The last time I heard from her was Christmas. She will always be remembered in our hearts for the wonderful happy funny woman she was. We can rejoice in the fact that her and John are together again. May god Bless All Of You ! Linda Weimer or as Bernie called me ( Her little Flordia Girl )

  • I had fond memories of going to Aunt Bernie’s as a kid. Was thrilled to get Deb’s hand-me-downs! Bernie took an interest and tried to teach me some on the piano. I think her prayers had safely seen me into God’s kingdom; without them, salvation would have been likely more delayed! Thank you Aunt Bernie for taking an interest in me. I will always remember you with love. Your niece,