Gla­dys Reed


The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — Adam Bern­stein

Gla­dys Reed, 91, a Fair­fax County pub­lic schools speech ther­a­pist who be­came the school sys­tem’s ad­min­is­tra­tor for speech and hear­ing, died Jan. 2 at Good­win House Bai­leys Cross­roads, a re­tire­ment com­mu­nity in Falls Church. She had had a stroke.

Mrs. Reed worked for Fair­fax County schools for about 15 years be­fore re­tir­ing in the early 1980s.

Gla­dys Eke­berg was born in Day­ton, Iowa, and grad­u­ated from Au­gus­tana Col­lege in Rock Is­land, Ill. She re­ceived a mas­ter’s de­gree in speech and hear­ing from North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity in Evanston, Ill.

Early in her ca­reer, she taught in Gary, Ind., was dean of women at Bethany Col­lege in Linds­borg, Kan., and taught speech and hear­ing at Kansas State Uni­ver­sity.

She moved from Fair­fax to Good­win House about three years ago. She was a mem­ber of Peace Lutheran Church in Alexan­dria.

Her hus­band, Charles E. Reed, whom she mar­ried in 1952, died in 1996.

Sur­vivors in­clude two chil­dren, San­dra Reed-Bryant of Fair­fax County and Mark A. Reed of Vir­ginia Beach; a sis­ter; and two grand­chil­dren.

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