Elaine Charlotte Frieden, 84, North Manchester, died at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Peabody Healthcare Center.
She was born Sept. 12, 1928 in North Manchester, to Cecil L. & Mae E. (Christman) Eiler. Elaine was a lifelong resident of North Manchester and graduated from Central High School, North Manchester, class of 1946. She married Keith D. Frieden on Dec. 6, 1947. He is deceased. She was a homemaker and had worked at Essex Wire, North Manchester, for 20 years. Elaine was a member of Congregational Christian Church, Women of the Moose and a former member of Tri Kappa. She and her mother started the first firemen's auxiliary for Chester Twp. Fire Dept. Her first love was for family and friends and writing poetry. She played piano by ear and as a young girl she and her sister, Suzanne, danced and sang for the residents of Peabody Home. She enjoyed the North Manchester Community Pool, taking trips with family, collecting antiques and horseback riding. She loved life and never had a bad word for anybody.
She is survived by two sons, Gary S. (Theresa) Frieden, Greenfield, and William A. (Garnet) Frieden, North Manchester; one daughter, Julie (Delmer) Owens, Silver Lake; eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. One sister is deceased.
Family and friends may call Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. Services will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Elaine Frieden, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.
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