Patricia R. Frye
Patricia R. Frye, 87, of Franklin, formerly of Odon and Loogootee, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.
She was born April 13, 1932, in Daviess County, Indiana, to the late William W. and Hazel M. (Todd) Craney.
Patricia married Harold K. Frye on Sept. 24, 1951, and he preceded her in death Jan. 15, 2006.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin and the Franklin Senior Center. She also was a charter member of the Jolly Mother's Club. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities and mushroom hunting. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana Pacers. She was a past member of St. Martin Altar Society and a 4-H leader.
Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, Harold K. Frye; infant daughter; parents William W. and Hazel M. Craney; siblings Marie Arvin, Margie Fegan, Donald Craney, Tommy Craney, infant twins Joseph Craney and Rita Craney, Edmond Craney, Leo Craney and Dottie Benjamin; brothers-in-law, George Abel and Dean Trowbridge.
She is survived by her children, Kenny (Susan) Frye, Ron (Sherri) Frye, Chuck Frye, all of Loogootee, Sherry (Jeff) Green of Indianapolis, Patty (Jon) Schuetz of Franklin and Jason (Dana) Frye of Bicknell; adopted daughter Kathy Collins of Odon; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister Bernadette Abel and Magdalene Trowbridge, both of Washington; many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be made online at
Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Published on December 7, 2019


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