Frieda Louise Arthur, 90, formerly of Glendale, got her earthly independence on July 4 at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. Frieda joined her late husband (Ralph, 2002), whom she missed, in the heavenly hereafter. They were married in 1944.
She was born in 1924 in Washington to Roy and Mabel (McCrary) May. Frieda made parachutes during World War II, and later worked for Indiana Bell Telephone and Daviess County Hospital.
She left behind her son Philip (Bedford, Texas) and daughter Cynthia Miller (Glendale); four grandchildren, Michael Brown (Loogootee), Michele Lloyd (Montgomery), Emily Arthur (Bedford, Texas), D’Ann Arthur (Redondo Beach, California); four great-grandchildren, Raelynn, Joley, Taryn, Rylynn.
She is survived by brothers Asil May and Dudley May; sisters Juanita House, Naomi Thomas, Nina Way of Washington, Vera Rogowski (Florida), and Carol Rediger (Arizona). She is preceded in death by sisters Virginia Robinson and Rosemary Robinson, and by brothers Phillip May and Leon May.
Frieda loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with all her heart and energy. She often said “The wicked don’t rest and the righteous don’t need any.” Now she can rest in Heaven.
Graveside funeral services will be at East Union Cemetery at SR 257 and CR 675S Wednesday at 11 a.m.