Evelyn G. ‘Boots’ Reilly

Evelyn G. “Boots” Reilly, 81, Altoona, died Thursday morning at her home.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine (Mangus) Smith. She married Fred Reilly in 1962 in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are her husband of more than 50 years; and three sisters: Bernice Yohn of Altoona, Shirley Thompson of Circleville, Ohio, and Ruth Gensamer of Bellwood.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Reilly; a brother, George Smith; and three sisters: Irene Rahm, Thelma Yohn and Rose Cline.

Boots retired in 1981 as a stem welder at Sylvania Electronics/GTE/Philips ECG after 25 years of service. Her hobbies included playing pinochle and poker, and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

At her request, there will be no viewing or service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or the Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org).

Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.