Elizabeth May Millard Reed

  • Born: June 1, 1919
  • Died: March 25, 2015
  • Location: Elkins, West Virginia

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Elkins, WV 26241

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth May Millard Reed, age 95 years, a well-known educator, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Wednesday evening March 25, 2015 at the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Unit at Elkins, WV.
She was born Tuesday, July 1, 1919 at Shippensburg, PA a daughter of the late Jacob Franklin and Isabelle Bernadine Dorn Millard. On August 5, 1961 at Elkins, WV she was married to Jesse Floyd Reed, who preceded her in death July 29, 2011. Surviving are one son, David Millard Reed, Ph.D. of Ann Arbor, MI; and four nephews, John Cussen, Remington Cussen, Murray Reed, and Kevin Reed.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death is one sister, Jean Cussen.
She was a graduate of Shepherd College with a Bachelor of Art Degree with the Class of 1941 and Columbia University, Teachers College with a Master of Art Degree with the Class of 1948. She also had additional study at West Virginia University, University of Hawaii and Columbia University.
She was an educator for thirty-nine years full time, teaching Mathematics and Computer Science including sixteen years at Elkins Junior High School, supervising several student teachers; three years in Rye and Valley Stream, NY; nine more years in Hedgesville and Martinsburg, WV and two years in Guam; six years as Adjunct Graduate Faulty Member at West Virginia University; nine years teaching and eleven years as Director of Admissions at Davis & Elkins College. She later worked as an Electronic Pre-press Publisher for Three Reeds Studios having prepared camera ready for various publications.
Mrs. Reed received the 1986 NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in WV; the 1980 Randolph County Teacher of the Year as well as being one of five nominees for WV Teacher of the Year; and was listed in various Who's Who Publications from 1959 to 1997.
She was a member of the National Computer Graphics Association; the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; the WV Council of Teachers of Mathematics; the National Education Association; the WV Education Association; the Delta Kappa Gamma, International Education Sorority, serving as Past President and Editor of Echoes of Lamda; and the WV Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, serving as Past Secretary-Treasurer.
She also served on the WV Humanities Council, serving as Past President; the American Association of University Women, having served as a past WV State President and Elkins Branch Treasurer; the College Aid of Davis & Elkins College, serving as Past President and Editor of the Yearbook and the Randolph County Friends of WWVU-TV serving as Past Director.
She was an active member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she had served as Elder, former church school teacher and Assistant Superintendent, Circle member, and as a member of various other committees.
Along with her family, she has traveled six continents, many islands of the Pacific and Caribbean totaling one hundred ten countries as well as all fifty states of the United States of America.
She enjoyed photography, reading mystery stories, knitting, sewing, tatting, and needlepoint.
The family will receive friends at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elkins on Wednesday from 1 to 2 PM. On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2 PM, at the church, final rites will be conducted. The Rev. Dr. Peter A. Vial and Dr. Shannon Bennett Campbell will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, WV.