Mary Catherine Ream

September 5, 1936June 20, 2013
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Mary Catherine Ream, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Mifflin County, PA on September 5, 1936 to the late Leo and Ethel Griffith.

Mrs. Ream was a dedicated mother and homemaker from 1954 to 1974. She later began working at Purolater and retired after 22 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ream and grandson, Chris Ranczka.

Left to cherish her memories are daughters, Linda Ranczka and fiancé Steve Lorbach of Lino Lakes, MN; Debbie Arrant and husband Kent of Hope Mills; Cathy Davis and husband Jimmy of Buchanan, GA; and Mary Beth Hanley and husband Bill of Madison Heights, MI; sons, Robert “Bobby” Ream and wife Kathy of Greenville, SC; Michael Ream and wife Krista of Huntersville, NC; and Patrick Ream of the home; brother, Robert Griffith and wife Glenda of Alexandria, PA; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Dols, Nicole Hair, Kelly Arrant, Jeremy Davis, Jonathan Davis, Robert “Bo” Ream III, Reed Ream, Michael Hanley, Brianna Hanley, and Jordan Ream; eight great-grandchildren, Kayla Mallatt, Brandie Nelson, Krystle Dols, Aaron Hair, Cameron Hair, Ashton Hair, Cheyanne Hair, and Hunter Kirby; four great-great-grandchildren, Dacian Dols, Brooklyn Mallatt, Rylee Nelson, and Savanna Nelson; and her beloved pets, Buster, Bruno, and Toby.

The family received friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Reeves Funeral Home.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 in Reeves Funeral Home Chapel.

She was laid to rest in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 24, 2013

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Debbi Oas-Conrad

July 4, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss Linda - My heart goes out to you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!!

Sharon Turner-McDonald

June 25, 2013

Mary Beth, I know this is a hard time for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So very sorry for your loss.

Steven Lorbach

June 24, 2013

My heart goes out to our entiry family during these difficult times. Mom will be missed, but always in our hearts.

Steven Lorbach

June 24, 2013

I am so sad that I am not able to be there with the rest of my family. Know that all of you are in prayers to help us get through this difficult time. We all love and miss Mom.

Evelyn Rhodes

June 24, 2013

Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that you find comfort and peace in your heart by remembering all of the wonderful memories you have of your loving mother, until you meet her again. Love, Evie Rhodes.

Jamie Meadows-Wyatt

June 24, 2013

Pat, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers. There is nothing anyone can say that will take your pain away but know even though your Mom and Dad for that matter may not be here physically on earth with you, they will ALWAYS be with you. In your heart, mind, and soul. Take care Pat, you will be in my prayers!!

Sybil West

June 23, 2013

Debbie and family--Love and prayers during this difficult time.

Kim and Steve Gyuricsko

June 23, 2013

Linda and Family, so sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you at this time. Maybe our mom's will meet in heaven! Love to you all.

Bobbie and Doug Sibbett

June 23, 2013

So sorry Debbie. Will be back in town Friday and see you then. Love to you and all the family.

Tom and Mary Woodward

June 23, 2013

Very few can understand the deep sadness you're experiencing now,but we know you will find comfort every day in the loving memories of your mother and support in family and friends..Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Tom and Mary Woodward