Edna A. "Frenchie" Reynolds

October 1, 1920 ~ March 24, 2019 (age 98)


Edna A. “Frenchie” Reynolds passed away March 24, at the Phoebe Ministries in Allentown.

     Born Oct. 1, 1920 in Maurice, LA, she was a daughter of the late John and Zoe Langlinais Richard.

     She was a long-time resident of Providence Place in Pottsville and her caregivers were loving and kind and became her second family.  She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She marched in the funeral procession for President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. She was educated in the Maurice, LA Schools.  She was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Minersville, a member of the Sodality, the Minersville 5th Quarter Club, and the South Cass Fire Company Auxiliary.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William T. Reynolds Sr. in 1983; brothers, Walter, Louis John, Benjamin, Robert, Patrick; and sisters Hilda, Mabel, Bernice, and Aline.   

     Edna is survived by a daughter Ellen Pothering and her husband Greg, Neffs, PA; 2 sons William Reynolds Jr. and his wife Donna, Orwigsburg; and Phillip Reynolds and his wife Connie, Jamison, PA; 6 grandchildren, Dr. Chris Pothering and his wife Larissa, Allentown; Jessica Reynolds, Orwigsburg, William T. Reynolds III and Michael J. Reynolds, both of Pittsburgh; Richard Reynolds and fiancé Christine and Grace Reynolds all of Jamison, PA; 2 great grandchildren Kaleigh and Bryce Pothering.  Edna is also survived by sisters Iona Smith and Terry Le Blanc of Lafayette, LA and Anna Louise Beauxis of Leesville, LA; beloved nephew Jim Landry and wife, Janet of Lafayette, LA; and nieces and nephews.

   Private services were held at the convenience of the family. The family would prefer remembrances of Edna in the form of contributions to the St. Michael the Archangel Church Memorial Fund, 538 Sunbury St., Minersville, Pa. 17954.  Arrangements were by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Edna’s memory, visit us at

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