Shirley M. Frye - Morgan County Herald: Obituaries

Shirley M. Frye

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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:22 am

Shirley M. Frye, 84, of Malta, died peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Altercare Care Center in Zanesville, Ohio.

Shirley was born September 21, 1936, to the late Clarence and Mary Margaret (Hunt) Thomas in Steubenville, Ohio.

Shirley was a healthcare provider all her life. She started as a nursing aide and she worked to become an LPN, then finally, a registered nurse in 1978. She worked at many ‘nursing homes’ giving her love and compassion to her beloved elderly before becoming an RN. Her RN nursing career started with Genesis Healthcare in Zanesville, OH, and then she retired from Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH, in 1996.

Shirley will be deeply missed by daughters, Diane (Peter) Schwendeman, Newark, OH and Lois Flenniken, Malta, OH; grandchildren, Joshua (Jenny) Gilliland, Dublin, CA, Damon (Delaney) Gilliland, Lakewood, OH, Justin (Laura) Weaver, Granville, OH, and Sarah (Chris Roberts) Keirns, Dayton, OH; great-grandchildren, Josh, Turner, Aliese, Dane, Porter, Claire, Colin, and Abby. Shirley is also survived by brothers, Jack (John) Thomas and Baron Thomas; brother-in-law, John (Ida) Flenniken; sister-in-law, Helen Flenniken; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by brothers, Edmond McCoy, Wayne Thomas, Clarence (Sonny) Thomas, Malcom Young, Doug Thomas; granddaughter, Faith Anna Semon; son-in-law, Jerry Semon; husbands, Don Flenniken and Bill Frye.

The family wishes to extend a grateful “Thank You” to the wonderful and caring staff at Altercare Zanesville and Beth Morrison, RN with Absolute Hospice. A special thank you to, Chastidy Woods and Tiffiny Harris for their loving care.

Following private family services, burial will be in Fort Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville, Ohio.

Miller-Huck Funeral Home, in McConnelsville, is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Absolute Hospice, 39 Summit Court, Caldwell, Ohio 43724.

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