Mary Ruth Frey

June 6, 2013

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

Her husband, parents, and her brother, Ralph Galvin, Muncie.


7 Condolences for “Mary Ruth Frey”

  1. Vanessa McDaniel June 8, 2013 at 4:20 am

    I so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.

  2. Daryl & Carolyn Morgeson June 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Garry and Glenda;

    So sorry to hear about your mom. I have fond memories of you all and to offer prayers for your family.

  3. Jud Costlow June 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Garry, Glenda and family ,

    You have my sympathy upon the death of your mother and grandmother. She was a very kind and intelligent woman. My mother died in April last year and it certainly leaves a void in ones life especially after both parents are gone.

  4. Tammey Jackson June 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Dear Laura, Mark, and family:
    My deepest sympathies to you as you say “rest well” and “I’ll see you soon” to someone so dear as your grandmother.
    As family and friends gather today, may you remember many are holding you up in prayer.

    Blessings and care,
    Tammey Jackson

  5. Debra D. Weaver June 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Dear Mrs. Greathouse and Frey Family,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family at the loss of your loved one. May God be with you at this time and always!
    Debra Weaver and Family

  6. Susan Quebe Dillon June 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Dear Garry, Glenda and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
    With Sympathy,
    Susan Quebe Dillon

  7. Michael J Frey June 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I just learned of your loss. I am Robert Frey’s middle son and dad is now in Wesley Manor so I know he was also unaware. I am sorry we were not there to pay our respects. Your family is in our prayer. God Bless

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