Meridian Star

January 15, 2014

Audrie H. Reeder


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Services for Audrie H. Reeder will be held Thursday at Barham Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Dr. Danny Lanier and Dr. Bill Hurt officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

    Mrs. Reeder, 89, formerly of Meridian, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Windsor Nursing Center in Columbus. Growing up in Newton, she had worked at Bell Telephone Co. as a telephone operator and travelled many places with her husband and his work. She was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star holding many offices including Worthy Matron in Oakland Heights Chapter # 241 and was also active in Grover Burnett Chapter #352. She was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church where she was also very active with the children. She loved flowers, dogs and keeping in touch with the friends she made with the telephone company. She will also be remembered for sending cards to friends on birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

    She is survived by her son, Harris Joe Reeder Jr. and his wife Beverly, daughter, Kathy Bowen and her husband John, all of Columbus, grandchildren, Brook Bowen and Brennen Bowen.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Lannie Mae Hynes, her husband, Joe Reeder Sr. and sister, Frances Ellen Hynes Schoor.

    Visitation will be at Barham Funeral Home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Northcrest Baptist Church, Pleasant Hills Baptist Church of Columbus or Evangel Church in Columbus or the charity of your choice.