Homer L. Fry

Fry webHomer L. Fry, 85, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

He was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Clinton Township, Cass County, Ind., to Joseph and Maye (Cree) Fry. On Sept. 14, 1952, he married Rosetta I. Eller.

In 1949 he started working in a paint and wallpaper store and that continued 16 years. From 1965-1990 he was a switching equipment technician for Indiana Bell Telephone Co., now AT&T.

In 1990, both Homer and Rosetta went to Brethren Volunteer Service for over two years, first to San Antonio, Texas, and later to Fairfield, Pa. They traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada and much of Europe.

He was a member of Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Liberty Mills, Ind.  Homer served on the board of Weekday Religious Education of Cass County and worked in child care at disaster scenes from 1988-2004 as a service of the Church of  the Brethren.

He was a Timbercrest volunteer, working in the gift shop, driving residents to medical appointments and serving as a Stephen Minister. He was a lifetime member of Friends of Timbercrest.

He is survived by his wife: Rosetta Fry, North Manchester; two sons: Ken (Dotty) Fry, Wabash, Ind.; and Mike (Sharon) Fry, Eaton, Ind.; one daughter: Cindy (James) Ritter, near Muncie, Ind.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, four brothers and three sisters.

Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 E. St., North Manchester. Visitation will be also be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, March 4 at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. Pastor Kelly Beutler and Pastor Erin Hurias will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Ind.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Homer L. Fry, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.

Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.

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