Lila M. Fry

December 23, 1929 ‒ April 15, 2016

Marengo, Ohio

Lila M. Fry, age 86 of Marengo and formerly Toledo and Okeechobee, passed away Friday evening April 15, 2016 at Bennington Glen Nursing Center in Marengo.

She was born on December 23, 1929 in Toledo to the late W. Clem and Alma A. (Eaton) Kirsch.

Lila and her husband loved to travel all over the United States including Alaska, but their favorite place was Okeechobee Florida where they spent 18 years loving every minute of it. They enjoyed the sunny skies, all of their wonderful friends, playing Petanque, swimming, riding their bikes and the wonderful parties in the Community Center.

She is survived  by daughter: Candice (Bob) Neeper of Sunbury; son: John “Jack” (Pamela) Fry of Perrysburg; grandchildren Donald (Kim) Neeper, Chad (Dawn) Neeper, Jill (Eric) Wickliff,  Jason (Vanessa) Fry, Andrew Fry; great grandchildren: Emma, Cora, Simon, Nicholas, Jonathon, Ryland, Joren Neeper, Sylvia, Amelie Fry; brother: Larry Kirsch of Toledo.

Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years: William R. Fry on February 13, 2006, son: Patrick Lee Fry in 1971; sister: Corinne (Richard) Mortemore, her best friend and dear sister; brother: Conrad Kirsch; sister-in-law: Mearl Kirsch.

Graveside inurnment services for William and Lila will be held at a later date in the Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fry family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Dear Candy, Bob & Neeper Family
    We were saddened to learn of Lila’s passing. We will always have a memory of Lila due to an October canoe trip. Our families’ lives have crossed paths for many years and like paths they have converged and diverged over time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love to each of you,
    The Bob Emrick Family

  • So many, many awesome memories. … from Knecht’s Beach to Winchester Road and even Camp LeJeune, NC. My bridal and baby showers … so many 4th of Julys, card parties, bunco at my mom’s, that aquarium on Forsyth; Lila and her infectious laugh were always there. I could go on and on about the ways she touched my life, as could every person who knew her! Warm, kind, caring, with a great sense of humor! God I love that lady! Sincere condolences to all the family. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she was welcomed by family and friends in Heaven. Lila and Bill. . It makes me smile to think of them together again, despite feeling the tremendous loss of such a wonderful lady. RIP dear friend!

  • Dear Candy, I only had the pleasure of getting to know your mom through the many memorable stories you have shared. She was certainly a strong woman. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you all. Love, Helena

  • Candy you have my deepest sympathy. I have a lot of fuuny memories of my Lila May. I will certainly miss her. It was a pleasure taking care of her over the last 8 years. It helps to know she has no more pain and she is at rest.

  • To Candy Neeper and Family,

    We are thinking of you in your loss of Lila. Because we got to know her through getting to know the strong and kind person you are, we feel the loss, too.

    The Family of Jean Baker

  • Dear Candice ,
    So sorry to hear about your mother. I hope you are doing well I know you can handle what GOD has dealt you.
    I still remember you on my paper route the first time I came to collect, thought your mother was a sister or someone else. Hope you and Bob are doing good miss the two of you.
    By the way do you know that your house has been tore down, empty lot looks funny going past.
    When you come up for the inturment please try to look me up would love to see you two, and hopefully Maryann will be back from Florida.
    Sorry again and good luck for now Ken Ludwig.

  • Dear Jack and Candy,

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother.. Both your Mom and Dad were the nicest people on Forsythe. Whenever I’m in town for a visit and I drive down our old street, I still expect to see them sitting on their front porch even though the house is long gone.

    Judy Shaw Galambos

  • Candy and Family,

    So sorry for your loss of Lila. You have been such a good and devoted daughter to her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ann Rogers

  • Jack and Family,

    Deepest sympathy to all in the loss of “Grandma Fry”… many fond memories come to mind with thoughts of her and your family.

    Love to all,