Martha E. Reed

June 18, 1926 ‒ August 03, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Martha E. Reed passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 in her Lexington home. She was 91.

She was born June 6, 1926 to parents Robert & Leona (Hemminger) Downing in Logan County, Ohio. After attending Bellefontaine High School Martha met a young man by the name Ralph L. Reed and the pair soon married on February 16, 1947 and they shared 53 years together until his passing in 2000.They are together again.

Martha was a wonderful care giver and cared for those in need for many years including her two boys. Outside of the home she was also very active with the American Legion Auxiliary in Johnsville, a Cub Scout Leader for 7 ½ years and the Perry Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. In spare time, she took pleasure in cooking and gardening.

She is survived by her son Robert E. (Helen) Reed; grandsons Terry (Brianne) Reed and Ryan Reed; great grandchildren Jade Reed, Mason Reed, Jasper Reed and Maddox Reed; siblings Roberta Jones, and Darrell (Julie) Emmons; brother-in-law Dale Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her son Ralph E. Reed; siblings Earl H. Downing, Dorothy Benedict, Ruth Holt, and Ethel Belt.

Although no public service will be held at this time in Martha’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Martha’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Bob and Helen,

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. You were blessed to have had her for so many years. God Bless

    Laurie and Doug