Betty Jean Frye

July 27, 1932 ‒ February 08, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Betty Jean Frye, age 87, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on July 27, 1932 in Lucasville, Ohio to the late Thomas and Rebecca (Bedford) Ash.

Betty graduated from Ohio Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Orphans Home in Xenia, Ohio in 1950.  After school she raised her family with her husband Clarence Frye in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Betty is a member of the Fredericktown Seventh-day Adventist Church.  She loved to volunteer her time, to hospice, hospitals and whoever was in need.

She had a great sense of humor and adventure.  Betty loved roller coasters, skydiving, and traveling with her children, grandchildren, and her siblings.

Betty is survived by her children, Kathy Frye, Barbara Holdren, Roger (Luanne) Frye, Donna (Les) Whited; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosie (Harold) Dutton; numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Frye; 2 sisters and 4 brothers.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 5-7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Fredericktown Seventh-day Adventist Church: 173 S Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 with Pastor Ron Vozar and Major David Antill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Kindred Hospice of Mount Vernon.

The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family of Betty Jean Frye.

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  • Betty was such a wonderful person who treated everyone like family. I will never forget the times I spent with her at family get togethers, not to mention the times I got to spend in her swimming pool. She was always so kind & thoughtful to others. She will be missed but never forgotten! Love Roxanne.

  • Deepest condolences to all the Frye family on the loss of your dear Mother. She was a kind and beautiful soul. You all have been an extended family to me over many years. The love and memories endure. Much love and peace to you, Judy

  • Kathy, Barb, Donna and family, you have my deepest sympathy. You were so blessed to have her for so long. Many of us don’t have our parents with us as long as you all did. May your memories sustain you.

    Janice Crawford

  • Betty was a sweet, loving, happy soul who blessed whomever she met. She & my mother, Dortha Holdren, were the matriarchs of the large combined families of Lou & Barb Holdren & respected by all the children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren. Her passing marks the end of that era, however, thanks to Barb Frye Holdren & her children, the families continue to gather on every holiday. Thanks, Barb! I will miss your Mom as I do my own.

    • That is so sweet. And so true about all of our holidays together. It will always be that way for me. We still play cards and eat a ridiculous amount of food, especially sugar cookies.

  • Kathy and family so sorry for your loss. Your mother was the sweetest person I have known. May God wrap his arms around your family for comfort.

  • Kathy,barb,Donna,Rodger so loved your mom she was a very sweet lady so sorry to here of her passing she will be thought of often !!! ❤️🎈

  • Dear Frye Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Precious Mother!! I remember her so well from childhood on Kinney Rd.!! She was ALWAYS in a great mood and SO FUN!! I am sure the memories you all have are priceless ones!! You all will be in my prayers!!♥️🙏🙏

  • Betty was a joy to be around, so kind, funny and thoughtful. She and the entire family are in our prayers and thoughts.
    -The Kern Family

  • Our heart aches, For all of her family, She was loved by all of us, She will be greatly Family Missed on Sabbath, at our chruch in Fredricktown It will never be the same again, There is one thing we no for sure, When those graves are open and He calls her name, We will all be together for ever and ever, Praise God for His Truth, That this is not good-by, But just a sleep till he comes, To Take Us Home to Heaven ,Our Prayers and Our Love are with Betty’s Family and Those that loved her, He is Coming Soon, Praise the Lord, Jim and Wilma Keifer🙏🙏

  • So sorry to hear about your loss Betty was a beautiful and wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a very special person.
    I still talk about going skydiving with her when she came to visit.

    Jerry Branstool

  • We loved Betty so much. She always had a twinkle in her eye and a smile to share. We felt like we knew all of your family because she shared so much of her life with us. She will be missed. We will be praying for you.

  • So sorry for the loss of a beautiful woman that was a big part of my life !My heart goes out to all of Her Family that also were very special to me! Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. We were neighbors when I was very young. Always enjoyed coming over to play, Alan, Artie and I.

  • Just heard of Betty’s passing. I’m so sad that I missed the services. Please know that my heart aches for you all. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone who was fortunate to have known her. I bet she and Mom are again laughing and having fun together. God bless you all.