Christine (Ross) Fry

September 26, 1934 ‒ September 10, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Christine (Ross) Fry, age 86, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Ann’s Hospital.  Longtime member of Vans Valley Community Church.  Retired from Harrison Street Elementary where she worked in the cafeteria. Previously employed by JCPenney at the Northern Lights store.  Graduate of Big Walnut High School.  Born September 26, 1934 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Isaac J. and Nancy Gladys (Cordle) Ross.  Also preceded in death by husband of 67 years, Russell Gene Fry; brother, Donald Ross; brother-in-law, Gordon Ulery.

Christine had enjoyed her time selling Avon products, crocheting, playing Euchre and Dice, caring for her many house plants and completing word-search puzzles.  Mostly she adored her family and spending time with them.  Christine is survived by devoted sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Vicki Fry, Barry and Sherri Fry all of Sunbury; sisters, Sarah Ulery of Delaware, Janet (Wayne) Booth of Galena; brother, Wayne Ross of Sunbury; sister-in-law, Nancy Ross;  grandchildren, Lindsay (John), Brett (Season), Lauren, Ryan, Devin, Leigh Ann (Chris) and Brooke; 5 great-grandchildren and one on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving friends from 12 Noon until time of service.  Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.  Interment Trenton Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice in Chris’ memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fry family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with Chris’ family.

  • If ever there was a joyous reunion in Heaven, it is when Chris and Russ embrace once again. Their love story is one for the ages. One like we don’t see very often. I’ll always be grateful for the kindness Chris and Russ showed to my daughters and myself. Chris always made sure they had new dresses for Easter, an Easter basket, fancy birthday cakes and plenty of hugs. I love you Chris ❤️ Say hello to Russell for me❤️❤️

  • Seems just like yesterday Pap Russell passed. I remember balling my eyes out to you. That was one of the hardest things I ever been through. I can’t believe I lost you. I’m so glad you’re up with Pap. I can just hear him saying, omg woman! Where have you been?! You know it’s been almost two years! I’m selfish though and didn’t want you to go yet. You were so healthy and I feel you had so much life left. I’m going to miss the dice games, euchre games, going out to eat. Cracker Barrel will never be the same. We would eat and then of course you would have to get your candy lol. I love you more than you will ever know! I can’t wait to be with you all one day! I’m so happy you will get to see your mom, dad, Taylor, Wanda, Terry, Sara, etc… Keep them all in line up there 🙂

  • So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fry family and their extended family. Yes what a joyous reunion it will be for Russ & Chris. 🙏❤️
    God Bless All of You !
    Gary Mullins & family

  • So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. May the good Lord comfort all of her family and bring peace to her as she reunites with Russ.

  • Mike, Barry & family,
    Sending sincere sympathy to all of Chris’ family. We were so shocked to see she had passed. We hope to be there Wednesday & see all of you.
    Dan & Gert Hines & all the family of Proctor & Grace Ross

  • Russ is a happy man to have his Christine with him!! What an amazing, loving couple they always were. So sorry for the loss of Chris to her children, grandchildren. She adored every one of you. My love and sympathies are with you.

  • Dear Mike, Vicki, Barry, Sherri, and families, We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Your mom was a gem! She would talk and tell stories of all of you and her eyes lit up with complete love for her family. My heart hurt for her when Russ went on before her and I am sure he was waiting to grab her hand and walk together in eternity. We live with the promise of God that we all will get together again in His radiance . Until then, we will keep you all close in thoughts and prayers. We pray for God’s comfort and grace to shine upon each of you. Love and hugs, Keith and Jona Baer

  • Dear Mike & Barry & Families. So very sorry to hear this . Your Mother was a very very nice Lady .. took me to Bible school many years ago !! Great Neighbors Her & Russ !!Prayers for all of you . Sending Big Blessings 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻Sheila Fuller

  • Mike &Barry. I’m sorry, to hear of Chris’s death. Both she and Russell were very special to both Tom and me for many, many years. She will be missed by all of her family and friends. I would be there for you but I’m in Florida. You have my deepest sympathy. 🌻

  • Dear Mike, Barry an families, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Moody an I have beautiful memories of the times we spent with your parents. Joe, Russ an Moody were the Galena gang. Those younger years were beautiful. We know your dad was waiting for your beautiful mom an she was so glad to be back with him. We send much love an sympathy to each one of you. Sorry we can’t be with you. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL!!!

  • Dear family,
    It seems like just a couple of months ago I was talking to both Russell and Christine at the Longbranch. Our conversations about life and Big Walnut will always be treasured by me. Sometimes the talks were serious and sometimes just plain fun. They both had a sense of humor. I thank God that for them being in my life a little and I am thankful to them for raising such a fine family.

  • Phil and I are so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. We loved visiting with both of them at our favorite restaurants . Our prayers are with all of you.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. She was a beautiful, loving and caring woman through and through. I bet Russell met her at the gates of heaven for sure. Prayers for the whole family

  • We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Mike and Barry and their families. Chris will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Kay and Charlene Wells and family.

  • Our deepest condolences to your family. Chris truly will be missed. She was a very loving person, mother and wife. And brought joy to everyone who knew her.

  • Everyone would be as lucky as I if they had an aunt Chris. Never once in 64 years did she miss sending me a birthday card. She always had a bag full of new clothes from JC pennies for me to start each school year. So much love she had to give and she did give it so freely to all.The knowledge that she is in heaven with uncle Russ is the only thing that dulls the hurt in my heart. Big love I send to her family.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Fry family for the loss of Chris. Her and Russell were dear friends for many years. Our prayers are with Mike, Barry and their families.

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. Chris and Russ were a blessing to our family thru the years and wonderful friends. I admire the love and devotion they had for each other and their love for their family. You have been blessed. Love and prayers

  • Shari & Barry, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother’s. On the same day, I could not imagine what the two of you are going through!!! May God bless you in this time of sorrow & be with you in the days, months,& years to come 🙏❤

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