John Arthur Frye, 88, Washington, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at The Homestead at Hickory View, Washington.|
John, son of the late Felix Frye and wife Callie, nee Atterberry, was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Big Spring. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on S.C.722, from 1943 to 1945. He was united in marriage to LaVerne Louise Koeller in 1947 at Montgomery City. John was a member of Hermann V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 4182.
John is survived by three daughters, Glenda Chandler, Virginia Beach, Va., Marlene Mahoney and husband David, Washington, and Darlene Horn and husband Mannie, Van Buren, Ark.; three sons, Felix A. Frye and wife Rosemary, Joseph A. Frye and wife Sandy, all of Washington, and John Vernon Frye and wife Gwen, Clinton, Iowa; one sister, Ruth Poindexter, Mexico, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne Louise Frye, May 3, 2011; parents, Felix and Callie Frye; one sister, Jewell Williams; two brothers, Homer Frye and Eugene Frye; one great-granddaughter, Alijene Brouwer; and one great-grandson, Brock Daniel Mahoney.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann,
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Zastrow officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, followed at Hugo Cemetery, New Florence.
Memorials may be given to Hugo Cemetery or V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 4182, in care of Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.
The Frye family was served by Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.
Published in The Missourian on Apr. 19, 2014