Rachel A. Reed, 84, of Carlisle, died Sunday, April
19, 2015 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born October 13, 1930 in Newville, a daughter of
the late Irvin R. and Velva E. (Swartz) Smith.
Rachel was a 1948
graduate of Carlisle High School and had worked as a medical assistant for many years. She was a member
of Tree of Life Church, Carlisle.
She is survived by two sons; Charles
A. (Susan) Rankin of Pataskala, OH and Gregory J. (Edith) Rand of Panama City, Panama, one daughter, Katherine L. Barnhill
of Carlisle, three sisters; Mary Louise Fitzgerald, Edna M. McKillip and Elsie F. Finkey, all of Carlisle, many grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Sally L. Uresti, five brothers;
John, Robert, Richard, Jackie and Ray Smith and sisters; Fredith M. Wholey and Vera E. Minnich.
A viewing will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 followed by funeral services at 3:00 p.m. in the Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Pastor Dave Herr will officiate. Interment
will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville. Memorial donations may be made to the Tree of Life Church,
50 “K” St. Carlisle, PA 17013. www.Since1853.com.
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