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Mary Mcconkey Reimer

July 3, 1925 — December 29, 2015

Mary McConkey Reimer of Decatur, formerly of Avondale Estates, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 of complications from a stroke at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and her husband of 53 years John (Jack) Reimer. Mary is survived by six children: Jack Jr. (Sharon Stokes) of Avondale Estates; Charles (Eileen) of Tucker; Margaret (Phillip Moore) of Snellville; James (Lisa) of Leesburg, GA; Ruth (Vince Campbell) of Madison, GA; and Ed (Leanne) of Douglasville; ten grandchildren and two step-grandsons: Jeff & Rich Reimer, Zach & Alex Stokes; Alex & John Reimer; Maggie, Rachel, Cameron & Mary Lu Reimer; Grace Campbell; Kayleigh Reimer.

Mary was born in Athens, TN on July 3, 1925, and lived in Chattanooga, TN and Dalton, GA before moving to Decatur to attend Agnes Scott College. She graduated in 1946 with a degree in Mathematics and Physics, and worked for Southern Bell until leaving to raise her family in 1953. As the mother of six, Mary volunteered with PTA, Boy/Girl Scouts, Little League baseball, and Booster clubs, among other organizations. Mary & husband Jack were avid sports fans, holding season tickets for Atlanta Falcons football for over 20 years, Georgia Tech basketball for over 30 years and Georgia Tech football for over 55 years.

She was active in the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association, serving as class fund chair for many years and earning the 1997 "Outstanding Alumna Award" for service to the college. Mary was one of 10 women recognized in 1988 as a "Woman Who Makes a Difference" by the DeKalb YWCA.

Mary was an active member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church from 1946 until her passing, serving as President of the Women of the Church, Elder and as church treasurer from 1979-1999. She also served Church Women United as Vice President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, receiving their "Valiant Woman Award" in 1987.

At an age when others retire, Mary reentered the workforce as Program Director for the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) after volunteering with them for many years. She worked there for 25 years, retiring just before her 87th birthday. Upon her retirement, the office was named the "Mary Reimer Room" in her honor. Former clients still ask about "Miss Mary."

A memorial service is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur. The family will receive visitors on Friday, January 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and before the service starting at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DEAM, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

Feel free to leave the family your condolences via the guest book provided.

Funeral Home:
A.S. Turner
2773 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA

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