July 15, 1929-Sept. 7, 2008
INDIANOLA -- Mary Ellen Frye, formerly of Indianola, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the Cambridge Manor. She was 79 years old.
She was born July 15, 1929, to John and Mary (Barrett) Nolan in Lebanon, Nebraska.
Mary was united in marriage to Clarence E. "Bud" Frye on Nov. 19, 1923, at McCook. They made their home in Lincoln for many years where she was a homemaker and mother. They retired to Indianola in 1992.
Mary was a member of a book club and loved to read. She enjoyed spending time at their cabin at the Cambridge Lake. She also loved cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Mary Nolan; husband, "Bud" on June 5, 2000; and sister Florence Adams.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Jo and husband, David Curtiss of Malmo, Neb.; sister, Elsie and husband, Clifford Grube of Indianola; two grandchildren, Jessica and husband, Christopher Massing, of Lincoln and Marisa Curtiss of Great Bend, Kan.; and seven great-grandchildren, Reagan, Ian, Madison, Lexie, River, Jazmine and Trista; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, 2 p.m. at the Indianola Cemetery with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Inurnment will follow the service.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.