Vada Marie Frailey

November 15, 1946 ‒ January 01, 2021

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE:  Vada Marie Frailey of Bellville went to be with the Lord on January 1st, 2021.

She was born on November 15, 1946 at her family home in Madison, West Virginia and graduated from Scott High School.

On November 1, 1980 she married Edward Lee Frailey.

Vada worked at Westinghouse and for Rubbermaid before retirement.

Loving, nurturing, and blessed with a heart of gold, Vada’s life purpose was to care for children.  She and Ed dedicated their lives and home to caring for severely handicapped kids and babies.  Their home was transformed into a haven for their family, where each child was showered with love and affection.

She enjoyed working in her flower beds, spending time with her family and her furry friends Baby and Bella.

Greeting Vada in heaven New Year’s Day were her husband of 40 years, Ed Frailey, her parents Mamie and Guy Holstein, siblings Hazel, Carol and Melvin, her four adopted children Shytrice, Charles, Annabelle and Michelle, and a brother Denzil Holstein.

She is survived by her children Angela Ammons of Bellville, Melanie and Jeff Robinson of Bellville, Jamilla, Ryan, Deshawn, Petey, Shanique, Kisha, Donna, Anthony, Joey, Zackary and Katy Frailey, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and 147 foster and adopted children.  Also surviving is her brother Robert Holstein and sister Mida Workman.

Friends may call Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 1-3 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service for Vada will be held Monday at 11 am.  Pastor Lucian Baker will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Contributions in honor of Vada may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

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  • The world will be less without the love that Vada and Ed both shared with all of their children. What true examples they both were with their passion, love and kindness. I am sure they are rejoicing in heaven with the children that went before them. Keep on shining on heavenly angels. May peace be with you.

  • To the Frailey Family..
    Words can’t express the sadness in my heart for your family with this loss of Vada and also the loss of Ed recently. She was clearly, a very passionate, advocate for all the children she loved and cared for so much in their home.. it was such a pleasure and a blessing to work at school with the children and get to know them..God bless you all during this very difficult time of loss…

  • I met Vada when I was a teacher and one of her “children” was in my classroom. She was very involved and concerned about this girl as we worked together. I thought she was a wonderful person with a special love for children. My sympathy to the family.
    Roy and Dianne Kehl

  • I don’t even know where to begin this lady has been a huge part of my life for over 25 years! I still think she will be coming home it just hasn’t sank in yet, I will forever miss our conversations, the great times we’ve had, and the bad times we’ve been through together! I will always be grateful for your kindness and letting me work with Kisha, Katy, and Joey you always made “work” a fun place to be! No longer suffering i hope you are at rest with Ed! Please watch over all of us tell Ed hello and I miss him growling at me! Melanie and Jeff, katy, Joey and Zack, love you all your in my prayers!

    • Thank you Bobbie for Being a blessing to our family. I love you and I know my momma loved you like a daughter. I know I love you as a sister. I could not get thru this without you.

  • Mida,
    We are saddened to see that you have lost your sister. We are never prepared for losing our family or loved ones. We are thinking of you and the family . We are praying for you and the family to have the strength and have comfort during such sad times.
    Emelene Walker Craddock

    • Thank you so much for the kind words. A good friend from school. Vada was my last sister. We lost 3 sisters and Vada’s husband in 10 months. No time to grieve they will always be in my heart. Thanks for the prayers

  • I’m sorry for the family, they have had a very rough year.
    I’ve known Vada all my live but not very close to her til these last few weeks. We texted back and forth and I felt very close to her. I also had covid a few months ago and still on oxygen. I loved you and all your family. Rest in peace.❤

    • Ava you have been a friend since you were born. Thank you for always being there for Vada’. She loved you and your family. She will always be in our heart.

  • I worked in Vada and Ed’s home as a nurse taking care of some of the special needs children.They were always great to the nurses as well as the children. I am shocked. I am so sorry to read this. Thinking of you all.

  • Vada was such a special lady! What a picture she was of sacrifice and selflessness. Whenever I entered the Frailey home for years as a teacher, the love and acceptance she and Ed demonstrated to their children and to all who entered their home was exemplary. They taught me far more than I ever taught their precious daughter. What a blessing it was to know them. Praying for the Lord to comfort the family now and in the days to come.

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