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Mary Sellon Reader

September 20, 1920 November 13, 2009
Mary Sellon Reader
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Mary Sellon Reader of Milford, died in the care of her family at her daughter's home there on Friday evening, November 13, 2009. She was 89 years old. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on September 20, 1920, Mary was the daughter of William Andrew and Mary (Macleod) Sellon. While attending college at the University of Michigan she met Russell B. Reader, Jr.. The young couple married, he went off to World War II and she got her Masters Degree in Education while starting their family. They came to Milford in 1957 and Mary continued her teaching career. She taught kindergarten at Baker Elementary School for more than 25 years and raised seven daughters and two sons in the family home on Liberty Boulevard and was a long time member of Milford Presbyterian Church. Her parents, William and Mary, and her siblings, Isabel and William Sellon predeceased her, as did her husband, Russ, a daughter, Julie Reader, a son, Michael (Barbara Miller) Reader, and grandson, Andrew. Mary is survived by her daughters, Robin Barnes of Milford, Martha (Wayne) Field of Milford, Susan (Dave) Dieck of Milford, Mary (Ric) Lazar of Highland, Anne (Kerry McLean) Reader of Milford and Georgia Reader of Milford, and her son, Tige (Colleen) Reader of Milford. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and former students who join with her family in mourning her death and giving thanks to God for her life among them.
A Memorial Service will be held at Milford United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 21st at 11 AM. Rev. John Harris will officiate. Memorials may be made to Community Sharing at 2029 N. Milford Rd., Highland 48357, or to Baker Elementary School in Milford. For further information call Lynch & Sons at 248.684.6645.


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