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Marian Reeder

October 19, 1932 — February 11, 2024

Marian Jo Reeder, 91, of Abilene passed away peacefully at Lyndale Memory Care on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Born in Abilene on October 19,1932 to John and Clara Baker Pechacek, she was one of three children in the Pechacek household. Marian graduated from Abilene High School in 1950 and spent two years attending McMurry College where she was in the TIP Social Club. Her college career was cut short when she met the man of her dreams, Farrel Gene Reeder. They were married at Central Presbyterian Church July 19,1952.

 Together they had three children, Karen Diane, William Andrew, and Ronald Brent. Marian served as a homemaker and eventually joined Farrel in the family business, Reeder’s Auto Supply, Abilene Color and Abilene Auto Jobbers Warehouse, Inc. 

 Marian loved reading, gardening, and fishing. She was active in the community as treasurer for many years for the Abilene Woman’s Club as well as the Abilene Philharmonic. She co-chaired the Festival of Trees event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association and was a member of the 20th Century Book Club, Pensadores and the Quilt Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, meeting with her birthday group for lunch, and going on special trips with her high school friends. Traveling in their motor home with their motor coach group was a highlight for Farrel and Marian as well as traveling abroad visiting many countries in Europe. In later years, Marian enjoyed Bilbrey tours traveling with her friend Fred Lee Hughes. As a member of First Central Presbyterian Church Marian served as a deacon and a volunteer at the church food pantry.

 Marian, better known as “Meme” by her family, treasured her time with her grandkids going to sporting events and family gatherings. As a gracious host, Marian loved entertaining family and friends. She touched many lives with her sweet, kind and loving spirit, and we are forever grateful for the legacy she has brought to our family. 

 Marian is preceded in death by her husband, Farrel Gene Reeder, her sister Barbara Ann Noller, and her brother John Adam Pechacek, Jr. 

 She is survived by her daughter, Diane Keeble and husband Bill of Abilene, son, Andy Reeder, and wife Jody of Abilene and son, Brent Reeder, and wife Deborah of Round Rock. She is also survived, by her grandchildren: Angie Reeder Tyler and husband Chris, Kristen Keeble Franklin and husband Cody, Kimberly Keeble Cooke and husband Jimmie, Trent Reeder and wife Caroline, Matthew Reeder, and Kara Reeder Reinarz and husband Christian. Marian is also survived by eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lyndale Memory Care Center, Hospice of the Big Country, Wesley Court, Gentiva Home Care and Regan Palone PA. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Big Country, First Central Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, and the Altheimer’s Association. 

 A visitation will be held at The Hamil Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road on Friday, February 16,2024 from 5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. The graveside Service begins 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Memorial Park 5750 Hwy 277 South, followed by the Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. at First Central Presbyterian Church 400 Orange Street. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 16, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

The Hamil Family Funeral Home

6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Elmwood Memorial Park

5750 US-277, Abilene, TX 79606

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Central Presbyterian Church

400 Orange, Abilene, TX 79601

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