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Nancy L. Frey

April 19, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Nancy L. Frey, 78, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Ruffing Family Care Center, Tiffin.

She was born July 18, 1933, in Toledo, the daughter of Chester A. and Vera V. (Hipkiss) Penn. She married Carl H. Frey in Fremont in 1972, and he preceded her in death.

Nancy was an LPN at Memorial Hospital and then at Countryside Continuing Care Center. She then worked at Home Health for special needs, retiring in 2000. Nancy was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, past president of Tiffin Eagles Auxiliary, past secretary of Seneca Rose Grandmothers of Tiffin and a member of Women of Moose, Fremont. She also enjoyed crocheting.

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Mrs. Frey

Nancy is survived by seven children, Deborah Gamblin, Donn Allen (Barb) Matthews, Chester Allen (Rhonda) Matthews and Charissa (Darnell) Cooley, all of Tiffin, Brenda K. Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ronald Ray (Marlise) Matthews of Bowling Green and Samuel Arvine Matthews of Indiana; a sister, Marilyn (Louis) Marquez of Fremont; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchilden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl H. Frey; and an infant brother.

Visitation will be 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH 43420.

Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 206 N. Park Ave., Fremont, with Father Daniel Orr officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 181 E. Perry St., Tiffin, OH 44883.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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