Marilee J. Frey

November 13, 1924 - September 22, 2019

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Marilee J. Frey, 94, of Kendallville died Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville.

She was born November 13, 1924, in LaGrange County to Russell and Gladys Lucille (Dawson) Barnes.

Marilee was a 1942 graduate of Kendallville High School.

On May 8, 1947, in South Bend she married Raymond F. Frey. He preceded her in death on June 12, 1995.

Mrs. Frey had been a waitress at Publix Restaurant and had also worked at Flint and Walling for over 20 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.

Surviving are two daughters, Margo (John) Fenstermaker of Hillsdale County, Michigan, and Marla (Greg) Robinson of Kendallville; four granddaughters, Heather (Todd) Boyles, Hillary Robinson, Jama (Matt) Green, Jill (Mike) Johnson; ten great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; a niece, Belinda (Mike) Corps of Kendallville; and a nephew, Rolland (Sally) Kruger of The Villages, Florida.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Frey, and a brother, Jack Barnes.

Per her request, there will be no visitation or services. Private family burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Alanna Coffelt
September 27th, 2019 7:35pm
Auburn IN

Dear Marla and family. I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know she was a great mom, because you girls and your brother were all such nice people. I hope you are doing okay, and that you feel the support of this community that you have been a part of for so long. my thoughts are with you. Alanna

Gayle Olszewski
September 25th, 2019 2:58pm

Sorry to hear of your loss Margo, know my thoughts are with you and your family.

Melissa bishop and wendy moore
September 24th, 2019 4:09pm
Kendallville. In

We met miss Marilee at the Hickory Creek nursing home through our music ministry... We loved and appreciated her. Sweet spirit...she liked to sing the old songs because she remembered them.. We will treasure our good memories made with her..

Jim Grubb
September 24th, 2019 4:00am
San Anselmo, CA

Margo and Marla, So sorry for you loss. Your mom was a good friend to my mom at the Lamplighter. May she rest in peace.

Kevin & Annette Kruger
September 23rd, 2019 7:46pm
Johns Creek, Georgia

We have such fond memories of Aunt Marilee. We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

Deborah Ackerman
September 23rd, 2019 3:01am
Germfask, Michigan

So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!