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Margaret Read, age 97,

on Wednesday, 21 March 2018. Posted in Obituaries

Margaret Read

Margaret Read, 97 of Jeffersonville, Indiana passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN

She is survived by her grandson Edward R. Read Jr. (Casey); her daughter in law Mary Sydney Campion; her great-grandchildren Erica Read Atchison, Sarah Read Carney, Bryson Read, Morgan Denny and Zoey Beavin; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and Lilly, her dedicated, loyal dog.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Edward G. Read; her sons Edward R. Read Sr. and Charles Gregory Read; grandson Charles C. Read.

Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, located at 315 E. Chestnut Street, Jeffersonville, IN. 47130, with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11a.m.-1 p.m. at the church.

E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Red Cross or St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Comments (8)

  • Maureen (Cravens) Florence and family

    22 March 2018 at 00:05 |
    Margaret you will truly be missed by many many people. You were such a good friend to my mom ( Jewell )and our family, we love you andc will pray for you and your family. RIP and God Bless


  • Patty Ballard

    22 March 2018 at 15:41 |
    Margaret was what I considered a Perfect Lady. She was a Court Reporter before I held that position in one of the Courts, and I wanted to be just like her! She was a wonderful example of a welcoming, loving Christian. She will truly be missed.


  • Eugenia Tharp

    22 March 2018 at 17:19 |
    Margaret will be missed by many, but her friends and family in heaven have another angel to add to their group.


  • Pat Raines

    22 March 2018 at 20:38 |
    Mary Syd, My sympathies to you and the family. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many people. Prayers for all of you..


  • Glenda Hott

    23 March 2018 at 09:00 |
    Syd, I am so sorry for your loss. God's Blessings to you and your family.


  • Linda Merk

    23 March 2018 at 09:06 |
    Your family's is in. my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,


  • JIm Bourne

    23 March 2018 at 15:15 |
    As a lawyer, I knew Margaret as a beautiful and almost always smiling woman who was a master of her art as a shorthand court reporter. She was also a great friend.


  • Pat Hoehn

    24 March 2018 at 08:42 |
    Margaret was such a great lady. I remember her with great respect. She helped me get elected to the Jeff City Council in 1976. In her Court Reporter duties, she was called in to take our Jeff City Council minutes because some councilmen "couldn't remember what happened" at our prior meetings. She was instrumental achieving our Clark Co United Way fund raising goals for years because "she knew everybody". She was a great addition to the Citizens Bank Board of Directors & I believe the first woman. Her work for the Red Cross knew no limits. She was selfless, made great contributions to her community, and will be missed.


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