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Marie F. Frey




Marie F. Frey, age 91 years, of Archbold, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided one year.

She was born Dec. 27, 1916, near Pettisville, the daughter of Samuel and Ida (Nofziger) Crossgrove, and married Vernon Frey on June 1, 1937.

A lifelong resident of the Pettisville/ Archbold area, she was a homemaker and worked at the former Archbold Ladder Co. for 25 years, and since worked at Sauder Village as head of the cleaning staff.

She was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. Prior to attending Zion, she and her husband served the Bancroft Mennonite Church in Toledo for 10 years.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon, who resides at Fairlawn Haven; five children, Elaine Frey of Elkhart, Ind., Donald (Connie) Frey of Gastonia, N.C., Duane (Peggy) Frey of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Diane (Dan) Bodiker of Goshen, Ind., Joyce (Jerry) Troyer of Loveland, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mildred Zimmerman and Ada Nafziger; and an infant brother, Chester Crossgrove.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zion Mennonite Church, with Pastors Sherm Kauffman and Mona Sauder officiating. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Friends may call at Fairlawn Chapel, 407 East Lutz Road, Archbold, from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be given to Mennonite Central Committee, Zion Mennonite Church, or Fairlawn Haven.


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