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Edna Lee "Granny" Benson Reed
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1912
Indianola
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 2010
McAlester
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA

She grew up and attended schools in Indianola. She married Howard S. Reed on Aug. 2, 1930, in Indianola, and they lived in the Crowder area most of their lives. She was a longtime member of Crowder Church of Christ and the Crowder Senior Citizens. She enjoyed reading her Bible, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, crocheting and following politics. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Imogene Santine, of Krebs, and Twilia and Harold Gray, of McAlester; 14 grandchildren, Barbara McClellan, Linda Burton, Brenda Baxter, Howard Gray, Harold Gray, Jimmy Gray, Edward Gray, Dan Banks, David Banks, Jerry Willson, Peggy Cotton, Bill Willson, John Willson and Suzanne Potter. Also, 24 great-grandchildren, Shawn Smoot, Sonja Haney, Dustin Willson, Austin Willson, Sami Jo Cotton-Black, B.J. Willson, Colby Don Willson, Johnny Dean Robinson, Dakota Willson, Whitlee Willson, Angela Cunningham, Michelle Gray, Jacob Gray, Clare Gray, Nicholas Gray, Kyleigh Gray, Keaton Gray, Alexander Gray, Jessica Robbins, Adam Banks, Rachel Banks, Abigail Banks, Emily Banks and Sarah Banks.And, nine great-great-grandchildren, Taylor Raye Haney, Sierra Ellis, Bayler Black, Gabriel Cunningham, Brentlee Haney, Cameron Willson, Olivia Williams, Elijah Williams and Izzy Robinson, and numerous nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard S. Reed on May 22, 2001; two daughters, Mauvine Willson and Gladys Lee Banks; great-granddaughter, Briana Bailey; three sons-in-law, Bill Banks, Amil Santine and Johnny Willson; a brother, Hozie Benson, and a sister, Maxine Bumpus. Pallbearers will be Howard Gray, Harold Gray, Jerry Willson, Bill Willson, Jimmy Gray, John Willson, Dan Banks, David Banks and Eddie Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Garis, Bob Yount, Charles Prucha, Harold Sullivan and John Weabe. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Crowder Church of Christ with Frank Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Crowder Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester. 
 
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 Parents:
  Grover Cleveland Benson (1888 - 1959)
  Lily Mae Hogan Benson (1895 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Howard Sherman Reed (1911 - 2001)
 
 Children:
  Imogene Reed Santine (1931 - 2011)*
  Lola Mauvine Reed Willson (1934 - 2000)*
  Gladys Lee Reed Banks (1943 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edna Lee Benson Reed (1912 - 2010)
  Hozie O Benson (1914 - 2006)*
  Maxine Benson Bumpus (1925 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crowder Cemetery
Crowder
Pittsburg County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47185109
Edna Lee Granny <i>Benson</i> Reed
Added by: MillieBelle
 
Edna Lee Granny <i>Benson</i> Reed
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Edna Lee Granny <i>Benson</i> Reed
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