Ida Fry, 85

Ida Mae Fry, 85, Wabash, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  She was born Nov. 28, 1927 in Wabash, to Benjamin and Rosa (Clupper) Friermood.

Ida Mae was a 1946 graduate of Somerset High School.  She married Glen Monroe Fry in Lagro on July 4, 1948; he died April 29, 2011.  She was a homemaker, the bookkeeper at Moore's Department Store, worked at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and worked in the Payroll Department at General Electric in Wabash.  Ida Mae was a member of the First Brethren Church in Wabash.  She enjoyed gardening and sewing. 

She is survived by two sons, Phillip (Wendy) Fry, Andrews, and Fredrick Fry, Wabash, three granddaughters, Katie (Steven) Fry Blackard and Emily (Matthew Graves) Fry Nelson, both of Huntington, and Megan Fry, Chicago, Ill., five great-grandchildren, Henry Blackard, Oliver Blackard, Nathan Nelson, Ella Jane Nelson, and Colton Graves, all of Huntington, sister, Colleen Campbell, Wabash, sister-in-law, Louise Friermood, Wabash, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers Harold, William, and James Friermood, and one sister, Lucille Hemphill.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Dan Gray officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wellbrooke of Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Ida Mae may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Nov 22