1958 - 2014
Mary Ruth (Sessler) Reid, 55, of Columbia, Mo., passed away at home on May 28, 2014, after battling cancer. Mary was born July 14, 1958, in Fulton, Mo. She is the daughter of the late Paul W. Sessler and Esther (Stiers, Sessler) Levings, who survives. Mary was united in marriage to Sidney Reid on August 9, 1977. He preceded her in death in August 2013. Mary enjoyed gardening, traveling and working on her computer. She had written and published one fiction novel book. Mary is survived by one son, Benjamin (Ben) Reid of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, John (Debbie) Sessler of Auxcasse, Mo.; one sister, Carol (Jack) Giacona of Lexingston, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Sessler, Jess Sessler, Fulton, Mo. and Mary (MJ) Sessler of Centralia, Mo. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and father, Mary was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul E. Cecil, Leon, Joe and Phillip Sessler and one sister-in-law, Mary Sessler. There will be a wake at the home of Esther Levings, on Saturday, June 7, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Mary Reid.