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FRYMAN, Mary Catharine 1852 - 1926

FRYMAN, GARMOE, MCPEEK, MCMURRAY, COOPER, POOL, GRIM

Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/21/2022 at 22:15:57

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, December 14, 1926
Front Page, Column 4

LAST RITES FOR MARY FRYMAN
Held Yesterday from the First Methodist Church, Conducted by Dr. Scoles

Funeral services for Miss Mary FRYMAN were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 oclock from the First Methodist church, conducted by Dr. H. B. Scoles. Interment was made in the Fairfield Abbey.

Mrs. Arthur Greef and Mrs. William Neibert, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Frank Pierson, sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." The pall bearers were: George Bonnett, W. C. Jones, J. C. Blackford, A. V. Frazey, C. E. GARMOE and Arlo McPEEK.

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"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, December 14, 1926
Page FIVE, Column 1

... Miss Fannie McMURRAY of Burlington and Miss Fox of Maryville, Mo., were in the city yesterday to attend the funeral of Miss Mary FRYMAN. ...

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"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, December 15, 1926
Page TWO, Column 5

CARD OF THANKS

We thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness in the illness of our sister Mary.

ISAAC AND WESLEY FRYMAN.

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"The Weekly Ledger-Journal"
Thursday, December 23, 1926
Page SEVEN, Columns 5 and 6

MARY CATHARINE FRYMAN

Miss Mary Catharine FRYMAN, daughter of Jacob and Catharine FRYMAN was born May 24, 1842, in Bedford county, Pa., and came to Iowa with her parents in 1854, at which time they settled at Richwoods and from there to Walnut and from Walnut to Pleasant Plain, Iowa in 1876. During their residence there her parents passed away. Her two brothers, Isaac and J. W. FRYMAN remain to mourm the loss of a devoted sister and the following cousins, Mrs. C. B. McPEEK and W. D. GORMOE (sic - GARMOE) of this city, Miss Alice COOPER of Salem, Iowa, Miss Clara COOPER of St. Louis; Mr. Hiram COOPER of Brighton, Iowa; Mr. Ed COOPER, Mrs. G. W. POOL of Montrose, Iowa; Mrs. Fannie McMURRAY of Burlington, Iowa and Mrs. Mary GRIM of Central Point, Oregon.

Miss FRYMAN had been in poor health for 3 or 4 years and not able for her household duties for one year. She passed away at the hospital Saturday morning December 11, 1926 at 10:40 oclock where she had been for six weeks previous and the third time during the summer. The funeral services were conducted in the First Methodist church by her pastor, Dr. H. B. Scoles, a friend for many years. Dr. Scoles gave fitting remarks concerning the christian character and life she had lived.

Miss FRYMAN received her education in the country schools. But this did not keep her from sacrificing her life for others, as she cared for her old mother, one uncle and a cousin for 3 years, who passed away 1 years to the day that Miss FRYMAN was laid away. She became a christian at the age of 17 years and joined the United Brethren church as there was no Methodists there at that time. In two years she and her two brothers joined the Methodist church at Pleasant Plain, C. P. Reynolds being the pastor whom many of the older Methodists preachers will remember.

As soon as she became a christian she went to work for the master and put forth her energy to saving souls. The year of 1903 they built a Methodist church at Pleasant Plain of which the FRYMANs were large donaters. Miss FRYMAN previous to this had been S. S. Superintendent for the Presbyterian school. On dedication of the Methodist church she was elected superintendent of the M .E. (sic) school, of which she held this honor until she was compelled to resign on account of old age and sickness of her mother. She held other offices in the church and always was present at the Iowa conference.

She was at her death a member of the Methodist church for 55 years. Mise (sic) FRYMAN and her two brothers came to Fairfield the year 1907 and joined the First Methodist church of this city, where she has helped in every thing possible, for her to do. She was a member of the W. R. C., Woman's Home Misionary (sic), Woman's Foreign Missionary of which she was president two times, consisting of six years in all. Always there and faithful until sickness kept her at home.

The FRYMAN home was always open to the preachers and their many friends while at Pleasant Plain. They took care of all the preachers that did not have families, of which Miss FRYMAN was the one to do the work of entertaining, she entertained classes of Epworth league and she has gone to her great reward and we are left to finish her work, as the woman of old, she had done what she could. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers from friends and neighbors, as their last token of esteem. Interment was made in Fairfield Abbey.

Those from a distance to attend the funeral were, Miss Fox of Maryville, Mo., and Miss Fanny McMURRAY of Burlington, Iowa.

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Note: Buried in Lot 2nd.233, where she and her brothers were removed to when the Abbey was closed down and demolished in the 1960s due to deterioration.


 

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