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Mary Lee Frye, 78, died peacefully in her sleep Nov. 30, 2016, at the Copper Trace Senior Facility in Westfield.
Born April 19, 1938, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport, she was the daughter of Cecil L. and Letha C. [Kuns] Woodruff. She was a graduate of Logansport High School and a 1960 graduate of Indiana University with B.S. in nursing. As an RN, Mary Lee worked in public health in Indianapolis; Home Hospital in Lafayette; the Caylor-Nichol Clinic in Bluffton; and Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. She retired from nursing in 1978. For a few years in the early '80s she worked at Kern Brothers Shoe store in Zionsville. She was a member of the Zionsville United Methodist Church.
Mary Lee was married to Larry R. Frye on Aug. 19, 1961. Also surviving are son Nelson B. Frye and his wife, Rene', who live in Zionsville; Christina M. [Frye] Smith and her husband, Michael, who live in Wentzville, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Wesley R. Frye, Haley A. Frye, Insley L. Smith, and Carson M. Smith.
Funeral services were held at Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport on Saturday, Dec. 3, with visitation on Friday, Dec. 2.
Local arrangements were by Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Walnut Council Foundation, Wright Forestry Center, 1007 N 725 W, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
Published on December 5, 2016
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