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Bessie Lorene (Hudson) Fry, formerly of Houston, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla., Bella Vista, Ark., Edmond, Okla., and recently Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. She was born to Wylie Shaw Hudson and Willie Viola (Cook) Hudson, of Mart, Texas, on Oct. 28, 1914.
Lorene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an avid genealogist from the 1930s on and a life member of the Hudson Family Association. She was scout leader to Girl Scout Troop 76 in Oklahoma City, Okla. from grade school through their graduation from Northeast High school in 1965. She was an enthusiastic gardener well into her eighties. She was a member of St Luke's Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, Okla., The Community Church of Bella Vista, Ark., and the First United Methodist Church, Edmond, Okla. until her move to Hoosier Village, Indianapolis, Ind. in 2008, where she regularly attended chapel services and made it a practice to hug everyone she encountered every day.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Brown Fry, her parents, and her brothers J.B. Hudson, E. Douglas Hudson, Paul C. Hudson, and Wylie S. Hudson, Jr.
Survivors include her sister Claytie E. Abrams of Houston, Texas, her son James H. Fry of Carmel, Ind., her daughter P. Eileen Fry of Bloomington, Ind., her grandsons Stephen Fry of Waukee, Iowa and Michael Fry of Westfield, Ind., and her great grandchildren Erin Fry of Waukee, Iowa, Kyra Fry of Plano, Texas, and Loryn and Ryan Fry of Westfield, Ind.
Services and interment will be 2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hoosier Village Foundation Employee Scholarship Program at Hoosier Village, 9875 Cherryleaf Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
Published on December 26, 2017
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