Ruth Pauline Frye

December 1, 1916 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 101)

Ruth Pauline Frye, daughter of David and Alvena Thompson, was born on December 1, 1916 in rural Pottawatomie County, Iowa.  She passed away June 6, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, at the age of 101 years, 6 months, and 5 days.  She lived a long and blessed life.

She was united in marriage to Lawrence Frye on August 12, 1936.  Five children were born into this union.  Ruth and Lawrence lived most of their married lives in Seymour.  Ruth was a cook at the Seymour School and a Doctor's Assistant for many years.  When she retired, she donated her time to helping others, as well as working at the Community Center in Seymour, cooking and delivering meals.  Working hard and staying busy has always been her motto.

Ruth has been a Christian all of her life.  She took pride in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter and 10 brothers and sisters. 

She is survived by her four children and their families.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Cremation has been accorded.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.   Memorials have been established to the family of Ruth Frye, unless designated, they will be used to help cover funeral expenses, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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