Mary M. Frye

January 07, 1927 ‒ April 03, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary M. Frye, age 89, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Country Club Retirement campus surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 7, 1927 in Gambier, OH, to the late Harold and Pearl (Ross) Biggs.

She was a member of the Brandon Baptist Church for over 50 years, and was the Church treasurer along with many other various activities with the Church. Mary loved to travel with her late husband Donald, but what she loved most was being around her loving family.

She is survived by her sons, Randy (Rebecca) Frye of Fredericktown, OH, and Kevin (Joyce) Frye of Knoxville, TN; 5 grandchildren, Jen (Deering) Dyer and family, Robin (John) Idoine III and family, Jesse Frye, Kristopher Frye, Beth (Eric) Smith and family; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Betty) Biggs of Utica, OH, and Russ (Ruth) Biggs of Mount Vernon, OH; sister, Lu Bone of Lebanon, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Frye; a brother, Gerald Biggs; and sisters, Hazel Scott and Lucy Parker.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM with an hour prior of calling at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050. Services will be conducted by Pastor Marvin Haught.  Burial will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Brandon Baptist Building Fund; 13513 Sycamore Rd. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050.

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  • So So Sorry. What a great lady. Will surely be missed. Will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Your mother was one we could all model our lives after with her service to others and her love for her family and friends. She served the Lord well and her example was a great one whether teaching a class, taking care of the books for the church or just her way of caring for all of us over the years. She dearly loved the little ones and adored all her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well. You can be very proud of her and we will all miss her greatly. God bless and thanks for sharing her with us.

  • Dear Becky and Randy, so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Much love Susan

  • Sending out love & prayers to your family.
    God bless each of you.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Love you all!!!

  • Much love sent your way during this sad time. Mary was a beautiful lady with the sweetest of spirits. We will all miss her laugh and loving ways.

  • Dear Randy and Becky — Sending you and your family our deepest sympathy for the loss of Randy’s Mom. May it help to know that you have friends who care. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Randy,Kevin and Families:

    So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special lady. She will be missed and remembered as SPECIAL to many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Sue Harwell

  • Kevin, Joyce, and family, we all know how this makes the heart hurt but a family’s love can overcome. I can just see Dad (Leo) and Don so happy to see Mary! She is not hurting or alone anymore. Us on Earth just have to understand our mission here until the day we are called. With all my family’s love to your family, our dear condolences for your loss.

    John and Anna Dean and family

  • Dear Randy and Becky,
    Our deepest love and sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother, Mary. She always had a genuine smile and shared her sweet spirit with everyone. As my dad’s cousin, she was the connection that makes us family today. Praying for dear memories and the Blessed Hope to comfort you during this bittersweet time. May we all look forward to our greatest family reunion ever someday.

  • My condolences goes to the family of Mary. So sorry to hear about your loss. Death is an enemy that we will never get used to. The heartache and the pain can be very great. We all yearn for a time when death will be no more. The bible provides us with comfort at Revelation 21:4, where it tells us that ‘death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.’ We look forward to a time when all these things will be done away with.