Mary M. Fruchey

April 14, 1928 - December 29, 2018
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Mary Margaret Fruchey age 90, of Lima passed away 10:46 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Meadows of Ottawa.  She was born April 14, 1928 in Toledo to the late Edwin Elliott and Lora Margaret Kahl Roll.  She married Emerson Cook Fruchey March 5, 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1993.

Mary loved Polka dancing and was a member of the Ohio Polka Boosters.  She also enjoyed sewing, crafting and being with family.  She retired after 17 years in food service, 16 of those years were at North Junior High cafeteria.

Survivors include son:  Craig Allen (Cindy) Fruchey of Cairo, daughters:  Carolyn (Tom) Carpenter of Zephyrhills, FL and Cheryl (Marvin) Kromer of Kalida, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a great great grandson; sisters:  Clara Ridenour of Lima, Sharon (Phil) Albert of Rising Sun, IN and Elaine Roll of Lima.

She was preceded in death by a sister Grace (Harold) Schmiedebusch and brother-in-law Harold Ridenour.

Graveside service will be held at a later date.  Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com and memorial contributions may be given to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice.

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Born: April 14, 1928
Died: December 29, 2018

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bayliffandson posted on 1/3/19

The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our sympathy to all of you. We will keep Mary and all of her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Joe and Diane Fruchey posted on 1/1/19

We think of aunt Mary and Emerson as a fun time of swimming, camping and Polka music! Words are not easy when we think of you kids and grandkids. Just know we are praying for all of you! Prayers for Craig , Carolyn and Cheryl . Our sympathies.


Joe and Diane Fruchey posted on 1/1/19

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Pat & Dale Posey posted on 12/31/18

So sorry for your loss. I've known Mary most of my life. she was a great lady that loved Polka music and will be missed.


LouAnn Egbert posted on 12/31/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families. LouAnn and Tom


Putnam CountyHospice posted on 12/31/18

The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our sympathy to all of you. We will keep Mary and all of her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Jeff Laudick posted on 12/30/18

Craig, sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Take care Grizz.. Your old Dana friend. Jeff..


Troas & Mike Mantooth posted on 12/29/18

Carolyn, Craig, Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. May God comfort you during this most difficult time & may she rest in peace. Love to all, Troas & Mike Mantooth