Mary Gene Blake Fry

November 14, 1920 ‒ June 28, 2014

Lynchburg, Virginia
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Mary Gene Blake Fry passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Lynchburg, Virginia at the age of 93. She was born November 14, 1920 to William and Dolly Riddle Blake.

Gene graduated from Steubenville High School and Wooster Business College. She worked for Richland Bank for many years. She was a life-long member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mansfield. Gene’s father and husband owned and operated Blake’s Pastries.

Gene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Fry, her parents, a brother and two sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Jill Marie (Lawrence) Flores, a granddaughter, Allison Marie (Seth) Fletcher, and a grandson, Joshua Paul (Majo) Flores; two nieces Gwen Guenther, Jo Ann Aultman, and a nephew Dan (Dottie) Bock.

The family will receive guests at Snyder Funeral Home, Marion Avenue Chapel Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1-2 pm, followed by a service at 2 pm in the Snyder Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park, Mansfield Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society, 3305 Naval Reserve Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501.

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  • Dear Jill, We were so sad to learn of Gene’s death. I always thought your mom was a sweet and good lady. She was always kind to us–she even let her lovely daughter babysit for our daughters. Again I was sad to hear the news. Sorry that we did not hear of her death until now. We would loved seeing you and your family. Our love, Dave and Jan Jenkins