Dorothy Frances Frey

Dorothy Frances Frey

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Oct 2011 (aged 100)
Rheems, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 78768697 · View Source
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Dorothy Frances Frey, 100, died at Rheems Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Dorothy was born March 20, 1911 near Elizabethtown, Pa., the oldest of thirteen children. She was the daughter of the late Elias T. and Fannie ­(Daveler) Frey. About 1916, Dorothy and her family moved to their family farm on Rutts Road, Elizabethtown.

Dorothy attended one-room Rutts School, walking a mile each way. She helped take care of her younger brothers and sisters and worked on the farm.

During her adult years, she worked at Hesteco Dress Factory. She also stayed with families to help with the children and household duties. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery. Dorothy was a member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church for most of her life.

She is survived by two brothers, Wilbur Frey of Lancaster and Claude Frey of Elizabethtown, and four sisters, Mary F. Ritchie of Timberville, VA, Erma F. ­Schnabel of Souderton, PA, Nancy Longenecker of Lancaster, and Lois Frey of Elizabethtown. She was predeceased by brothers, Paul, J. Harold, Martin L., Ralph, Elias Jr., and Earl D. Frey.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Miller/Sekely Funeral Services, 130 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, at 11:00 AM. There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will take place in Elizabethtown Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Elizabethtown ­Mennonite Church, 300 South Spruce Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 10/20/2011

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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 19 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78768697
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Frances Frey (20 Mar 1911–18 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78768697, citing Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .