Aug. 13, 1926 - May 8, 2012
Arabell ‘Judy’ Fry, 85, of Continental died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Melrose to the Rev. Jacob and Agnes (Stahl) Edds, who preceded her in death.
On Aug. 22, 1941, she married Edward A. Fry Sr., who died June 2, 2011.
Survivors include three children, the Rev. Carol (Jerry) Retcher of Defiance, the Rev. Robert (Terry) Fry of Toledo and the Rev. James (Lisa) Fry of Continental; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ford of Defiance and Ethel Winters of Temperance, Mich.; and a daughter-in-law, Jayne Mussery of Angola, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Eddie Fry Jr.; three brothers, Carl, Floyd and Paul Edds; and a sister, Doris Albright.
Mrs. Fry was a homemaker. She was a member of Free Christian Church of God in Continental and a Sunday School teacher for 30 years. She was a member of the “Singing Fry Family.”
Funeral services will be begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Christian Church, Continental, with her children, Revs. Carol Retcher, Robert Fry and James Fry officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
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