Emagene “Jean” Frey, age 82 years, of Pettisville, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2011, in her home.
She was born Nov. 12, 1928, near Stryker, the daughter of Raymond and Alta (Amstutz) Short, and married James J. Frey on March 28, 1948.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold/Pettisville area, she was a homemaker, and volunteered for Service Opportunities for Older People and was a quilter at Sauder Village.
She was a member of West Clinton Mennonite Church near Pettisville.
She is survived by her husband, James; five children, Bernard “Barney” (Jo) Frey of Wauseon, Ken (Pat) Frey of Pettisville, Becky (Dennis) Peabody of Wauseon, Charles Frey of Toledo, and Janet Frey of Pettisville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Maurice Short, Robert S. “Bob” Short, and James Short; two sisters Mary Stipe, and Delores Frey.
Memorial services were held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the West Clinton Mennonite Church with Pastors Jesse Engle and Naomi Engle offi- ciating. Interment preceded in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Hospice of Archbold, Devita Dialysis in Wauseon, or Gideons International. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.