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Janice L. Frye

May 26, 1937 — August 17, 2022

Janice L. (Hidy) Frye, age 85 of North Manchester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Signature Healthcare in Terre Haute. She was born in South Whitley, Indiana on May 26, 1937 to the late Gail R. & Iva (Bowers) Hidy.

Janice graduated from Central High School in 1955. On May 12, 1984 she married Max W. Frye, who preceded her in death on May 10, 2002. She was a loving mother and homemaker and was a volunteer and office manager for Meals on Wheels for 10 years. She owned and operated a furniture restoration business in Fort Wayne for several years. She was a member of Dorcas at the Congregational Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Matthew (Lynn) Kindy of Port Orange, Florida and Craig (Jo) Kindy of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two daughters, Susan Kindy of California and Beth (Cindy Stephens) Kindy of Crawfordsville, Indiana; a step-son, Daniel Frye; two step-daughters, Julie Hayward and Lisa Royer, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a sister, Phyllis Muzzillo of Florida; five grandchildren, Skylar (Julie) Kindy, Cierra (Kyle) Collins, Melissa Kindy, Matt (Dani Covarrubias) Kindy II, Mark (Lauren Beadle) Kindy; nine step grandchildren, Danny Jr (Rachel) Frye, Jackie (Mark) Hendrickson, Nick (Tiffany) Hayward, Andrew (Chelsea) Hayward, Rose (Jorge) Fonseca, Maria (Braydon) Gass, Trevor (Stephanie) Reinholt, Zachary Royer and Alexander Royer; four great grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Max Frye; four brothers, Jack, Gail, Bryan, and Joe Hidy; and seven sisters, Bea Weesner, Mary Bryant, Myrtle Myers, Jane Shoudel, Barbara Prater, Margaret Reid, and Doris Hidy.

Cremation was chosen with a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Lake Holiday Club House outside Crawfordsville. There will also be a graveside service on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:30am at Fairview Cemetery in North Manchester followed by a Celebration of Life and meal at the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Congregational Christian Church, 310 N Walnut St, North Manchester, IN 46962 or the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.


Congregational Christian Church
310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester IN 46962

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN AL 47933

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