Patricia Arlene (DeMoss) Fry

June 12, 1938 ‒ March 21, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE:  Patricia Arlene (DeMoss) Fry, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was 80 years old.

She was born June 12, 1938 in Cumberland, Maryland to Cecil & Georgia (Ruby) DeMoss.  On January 14, 1956 she married Virgil R. Fry who preceded her in death on June 27, 1983.

Pat worked for Soliday Fruit Farm picking apples, as well as General Industries, and more recently Wal-Mart.

She loved picking apples and berries, cleaning houses for others, and processing deer with her son Amos.

Pat enjoyed cooking for family, especially her famous meatballs, gravy burgers, cheese ball, and pancakes. She was also a very talented cake baker and decorator.

She will be remembered the most by her strength, independence, active lifestyle, and care for others.

Pat is survived by two children Penny (Fry) Vance and Amos (Beth) Fry both of Bellville; four grandchildren Cassie (Vance) Lyons of Bellville, J.R. (Jennifer) Vance of Lexington, Ethan Fry of Butler, and Emily (Justin) Esselburn of Lakeville; great grandchildren Steffen, Lexie, and Michael Lyons, Jaxon Vance, and Baby Boy Esselburn arriving in July; a sister Sharon Schulte of Mansfield, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Jim Vance, brother Jerry “Sonny” DeMoss, sister Rose Carsey, brother in-laws Fred Carsey and Robert Schulte, and sisters-in-law Maria and Rosalee DeMoss.

Friends may call Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2-5 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am.  Matt Merendino and Jonathan Stufft will speak and burial will be in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial donations in honor of Pat can be made to BNOC or St. Paul Lutheran Church community dinner.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fry family and encourage you to share a memory or message by

  • So sorry to hear about your mother she was a very sweet lady. Love ya all!! And a great Aunt!

  • Amos , Beth and Family
    Sending our deepest sympathies to you during this sad time, with the loss of your Mother… She always came by each year to get Maple Syrup from us.. always enjoyed visiting with her.. Blessing to you and your family..

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • We send our sympathy to you and your family at this great loss.
    Your Mom always greeted our family with warmth and love at the Community dinners at St. Paul.
    Bob, Judy, and John Coppersmith

  • Sorry for your loss amos and penny…we had some great times when i was little! Always had a smile for me.

  • So sorry Amos and Beth for your families loss, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Pam Oswalt & Family