Catherine L. Fry


Catherine L. Fry, 92, of Smalsh Barrick Road, Middleburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at her home.
She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Penn township, Snyder County a daughter of the late Miles and Jennie Catherine (Musselman) Erdly. On Nov. 18, 1944, she married William Leire Fry who preceded her in death on June 28, 2007.

Catherine was a 1944 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.
She assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm where she took care of all the calves, naming them all, and as her family said, spoiling them.
She was a member of St. Paul's "Erdley's" Lutheran Church, Middleburg.
Catherine enjoyed gardening, canning, and taking care of her flowers. She will be remembered as a terrific cook. The greatest joy of her life were her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Leire and Katherine Fry of Beaver Springs, Gary L. Fry Sr. of Selinsgrove, and Paul and Lori Fry of Middleburg; two daughters, Janet Fry of Mifflinburg and Ann Harshbarger of Selinsgrove; 10 grandchildren, Gary Jr., Kevin, Kyle, Colynn, Kathy, Austin, and Dalton Fry, Brittany Aurand, Shelly Harshbarger, and Ashley Hoover; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Oscar, Carl, Miles Jr., Dorothy Fisher, Mary Krebs, Anna Reichenbach, and Edith Beaver.

A viewing will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, at St. Paul's "Erdley's" Lutheran Church, Smalsh Barrick Road, Middleburg, followed by the funeral at 2, with the Rev. Ann Zimmerman officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Contributions to honor Catherine's memory may be made to the Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Published on May 15, 2019
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Kathy & the boys
May 16, 2019
We love you gram (and great gram) you will never be forgotten. I know your looking down over us....
Jeff Erdly
May 16, 2019
A very special person , my father cared for her " his little sister " quite a lot. Remembering her as my favorite aunt with many fond memories.