Patty Ann Fry

November 11, 1938 ‒ February 16, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Patty Ann Fry, age 78, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Whispering Hills Care Center. She was born on November 11, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Carroll and Mildred (Connell) Sells. Patty earned her B.S. in Education from the Mount Vernon Nazarene College and taught four years in the Bladensburg School District. She retired in 1999 after 15 years as a teacher from Zanesville City Schools.

Patty was a member of the Beulah United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer. She was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and worked as an official for many high school track meets and wrestling matches.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Earl E. Fry; her children, Steve Fry of Mount Vernon, Stan (Stasi) Fry of Mount Vernon, Mike (Wendy) Fry of Mount Vernon, Bill Fry of Bensenville, Illinois, Peggy (Jeremy) Wise of Frazeysburg and Nancy (Sam) Tripi of Buffalo, New York, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Larry (Sue) Sells of Hide Away Hills, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Grace Community Church, 18350 Hopewell Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 12 p.m. Rev. Joyce Fry will be officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Patty Ann Fry.

Memorial contributions in Patty’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat has been a part of our life for a very long time. Besides being neighbors, we have always felt like a part of the family. Love and hugs from all of us….
    Phaedra, Bill, Elijah and Ethan

  • You are all in my Thoughts and Prayers … It is Never easy toLosr a Loved one … may God Bless her Soul and offer Comfort and Zpeace to all she left behind ..

  • To Nancy and the entire Fry family:
    We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of your mom – what a sweetheart!
    May you find comfort through family and friends during this difficult time.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

    Chad & Julie (Longstreth) Moorehead and family

  • Nancy, I have fond memories of sitting at many ball games with your Dear Mom! We loved watching you and Julie and the other TriValley Girls play❣ My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray your fond memories of happy times with her will bring you comfort at this very difficult time. 🙏🏻

  • Earl and all the Fry kids,
    My deepest sympathy to the Fry family! Pat was great and will ceratainly be missed! I will always remember her wonderful smile! Treasure the great memories you all have and may they offer you comfort during this difficult time.

    I am out of town and will not be able to attend on Monday. Please know that I am with you in spirit!

  • Wendy and family,
    Mitch and I very sorry for your loss. You all r in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mitch and Susie Simpson

  • My condolences to the family during this time. I am truly sorry for your loss. The Bible holds out a comforting hope found at John 5: 28, 29.

  • Dear Earl and Family,
    As you know, Patty and I grew up together since our mothers were pregnant at virtually the same time and were “kissing cousins”. I have many fond memories of family gatherings. Patty and her family were always so kind and thoughtful. I will miss her a lot even though we didn’t really keep in touch as much as I would have liked. Please know thought you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dave & Suzy Zuhars
    PS: As we discussed, we are at our place in Florida with guests, and as a result, we will be unable to get to Ohio for the funeral. I am very sorry for that, but please give our best to the family.

  • Earl and your special family sorry about your lose but God brought home a special person She is in his hands now and no pain. All our love Paul Leroy and M ay.

  • to Mike, Wendy and the rest of the Fry Family. We are so sorry for your loss of your mother, mother- in- law, grandmother. Cherish your memories and always remember the laughter and great times you shared together. They mean more than anything. Hugs to you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing I know this will be a very difficult time for all of you my condolence’s to all your family’s

  • Dear Earl and Family,

    Don and I express our deepest sympathies to you all. Pat’s love of family, smile and laugh are fond memories. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. My prayers for all of you during this difficult time. I have good memories of hanging out with you and your family when we were in school.

  • Earl & Family, Just found out about Patty from Joetta. Ginny(Pudge) & I are thinking about you but knowing that she is at peace will help. My last memory of Patty was talking to her at the V&M. She will be missed. Jim & Ginny Cunningham

  • Steve Mike Stan and family sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Did not know she had been sick. Remember all you kids graduating. Thinking of all of you. Prayers to you all.

  • My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Fry family during this difficult time. Treasure the great memories you have and keep them close to your heart.
    We are sending our love and hugs from Texas.