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October 3, 2013

Mary Louise Fry

Aug. 17, 1924 - Oct. 1, 2013

CHESTERFIELD — Mary Louise (Henley) Fry, 89, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Community Hospital in Anderson following an extended illness.

Mary was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Eldon, Mo., the daughter of Marcus McKinley and Alice Mae (Dorl) Henley. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Bartlett’s Bookstore in Jefferson City, Mo., from 1943-1952. She moved to Chesterfield in 1962, where she conducted a nursery school at Chesterfield Christian Church for 25 years.

She was a longtime member of Chesterfield Christian Church and a member of Order of the Eastern Star-Daleville Lodge. She was a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, and served as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship and vice president of the state Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the nurturing and certification committee of the Theological Seminary at Anderson University. She loved to go shopping, travel and bake cookies.

Over the years, the Frys were a host family for 20 German girls, two German boys, three French girls and eight Japanese girls who were in the International Students Program at Ball State University.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Meredith Fry of Chesterfield; two sons, Owen Fry and Robert Fry, both of Anderson; grandson, Marc Fry of Chesterfield; granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Fry of Anderson; two great-granddaughters, Alana Jaye Fry and Haylee Kaye Fry; two sisters, Shirley Ferguson of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Luellen Henley of Jefferson City, Mo.; brother, Herbert Henley of Jefferson City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Marvin Fry; two grandsons, John Alan Fry and James Bryan Fry; sisters, Jean Henley, Joan O’Neall and Kathryn Henley; two brothers, Earl Otto Henley and Harold Henley; and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Lewellyn Fry.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chesterfield Christian Church, officiated by Ned Clark. Entombment will follow in Anderson Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rozelle Johnson Funeral Service.

Memorial contributions may be given to Chesterfield Christian Women’s Fellowship or First Christian Church in Jefferson City, Mo.

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