Minerva Mae Fry, 103, church financial secretary, co-founded Dutchie Soft Pretzels

By on January 7, 2015

Minerva Mae Fry, 103, formerly of Ephrata and Adamstown, passed on to her eternal home Jan. 2, 2015, at LutherCare, Lititz, her home for nine years.

Born in Swartzville, a daughter of James L. and Elsie S. (Musser) Shober, her husband of 81 years, Franklin D. Fry, died April 4, 2011.

An active, lifetime member and 20-year financial secretary of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Denver, she also volunteered with Red Cross at ECH and Ephrata Meal on Wheels. She co-founded Dutchie Soft Pretzels, and worked for Adamstown Hat Co., K&F Hosiery Co., and Shrafft’s Restaurant. Mae took great pride as a homemaker; enjoying cooking, gardening, needlework, cards, auctions and traveling in their camper.

Surviving are a daughter: Marian (Marvin) Blaylock, Ephrata; grandsons: Mark Blaylock and Jeff Bottoms; sisters: Betty Teele, Quakertown; Dorothy Shealer, Ephrata; and brothers: Paul Shober, Ephrata; and James (Joyce Smith) Shober Jr., Reamstown.

A daughter: Virginia Bottoms; granddaughter: Karen; sisters: Naomi Demming and Kathryn Leid; and brothers: Ellis, Lester and Clair predeceased her.

Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. from Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Muddy Creek Cemetery.

Rather than flowers, consider contributions to her church memorial fund, 11 S. Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA 17517.

The family is grateful for the loving, excellent care provided by everyone at LutherCare.

Online condolences may be offered at goodfuneral.com. Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, handled the arrangements.

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