Alice Frey, 85, passed away March 27, 2014, at 9:30 am at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. Alice was born February 1, 1929 in Harbin, China to immigrant parents Aron and Agnes (Wiebe) Warkentin who were fleeing Russia for their religious freedom. On January 31, 1949 she married Lonas Frey Jr. who preceded her in death on November 27, 2009.
Alice had been a homemaker. Her and her family also owned and operated Ohio Dusting Co. (Aerial Application) business until 1986. She attended St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. Her family always came first and her grandchildren were a great joy to her. She enjoyed her flowers and baking cookies and pies. Alice and her husband traveled to many places, often in their own airplanes.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura (Gary) Luginbill of Ottawa; two sons Gary (Paula) Frey of Ottawa, Jeffrey (Kim) Frey of Bethel, OH; five grandchildren Katy and Aaron Frey of Chicago, IL, Blake Frey of Mesa, AZ, Michelle (Eric) Brough of Pandora, Daniel (Candice) Luginbill of Pandora; a step granddaughter Megan Connell of Ottawa, eight great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Kasey and Karmyn Brough, Ethan, Eli, Corin, Julia and Sophie Luginbill; a sister Agnes Rice of Ottawa; and a brother, John Warkentin of Swanton, OH.
Alice was preceded in death by a daughter Diana Frey; two sisters Helen Hilty, Lydia Mershman; and a brother Jacob Warkentin.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. Rev. Lynn Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Harman Cemetery, Gilboa. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Mennonite Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.