Mary Ruth Frey, formerly of rural Kirklin, died June 6, 2013 at Parkwood Healthcare in Lebanon. Mary Ruth was born January 1, 1917 according to her social security documents, although she always celebrated her birthday on January 11. Her parents were Maude Peters Galvin and Dewey Galvin. She graduated from Eagle Township (Zionsville) High School in 1935 and Consolidated Business College in 1938. She then worked at the Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company in Indianapolis. Mary Ruth and Linus Frey were married on March 5, 1941 and they moved to the Frey family farm in Kirklin Township. Mary Ruth was a farm wife, worked for Dr. Charles Bush as his office manager for 14 years, teller at the Farmers Bank Kirklin branch for six years, and in the Clinton County Auditor’s office. Mrs. Frey was a member of the Bogantown Christian Church and later a member of the Kirklin Christian Church. She was a charter member of the Jolly Dozen Euchre Club and was a past Worthy Matron of Kirklin Chapter #534 of the Order of Eastern Star. She and Linus raised palomino horses and polled Hereford cattle. She enjoyed watching her granddaughters in sports, Pacer games, and the Kentucky Derby. She also played organ and piano for church. Mary Ruth was a kind, fair, gentle but firm woman who always encouraged her granddaughters to be ladies.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 10:30 am Monday, June 10, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort. Visitation will be Sunday, June 9th from 2-5 pm at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will be conducted at approximately 4:30 Sunday. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research or Kirklin Christian Church.
She is survived by her son, Garry (Glenda) Frey of rural Frankfort; granddaughters Laura (Mark) Greathouse of Redford, MI and Libby Frey (companion Scott Satterthwaite) of Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren Mariana and Liliana Greathouse and Oscar Satterthwaite.
Her husband, parents, and her brother, Ralph Galvin, Muncie.