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Ruth Ann Frey, 72

June 1, 2012

Ruth Ann Frey, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:57 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Van Wert Hospice Center.
She was born May 19, 1940, in Richmond, Ind., the daughter of Mildred (Layman) and Harold Laine, who preceded her in death. On March 4, 1972, she married Richard D. “Dick” Frey, and he survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Andrea Clarke, of Hartford, Ala.; three step-sons, Harry A. Frey, of Lima, Warner Wolfe, of Sidney, and Richard (Martha) Wolfe, of Fort Loramie; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Willie) Laine, of Bradford, and Jack Laine, of Conover: three sisters, Pat Pritchard, of Bradford, Linda (Harold) Simons, of Union City, and Janet (Jim) Miller, of Covington.
She was preceded in death by a son, Perry Jones; and a sister, Diana Laine.
A homemaker, Ruth had worked at Clark Gas Station, Certified Gas Station, Troy Sunshade, and Walmart in Wapakoneta. She enjoyed riding motorcycles and shopping.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center, with the Rev. Dan Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center.
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