Esther E. Frary, 80, of Salem, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at University Hospitals in Iowa City.
Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Carthage, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Hattie Lowry Waldmeier. On April 14, 1940, she married Robert Frary in Mount Pleasant.
Mrs. Frary was a 1935 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She and her husband farmed east of Salem.
She was a member of Salem Congregational Church and an active memberof Salem Saddle Club.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sara Miller of Bryan, Texas, and Martha Harshbarger of Inman, Kan.; four sons, Neal Frary and Jim Frary, both of Salem, John Frary of Cleveland, Ohio, and Tom Frary of Mount Pleasant; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Waldmeier of Burlington; and one sister, Erma O'Neil of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday at Beatty Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Frary will be at Salem Congregational Church in Salem with the Revs. Dave Legge and Tom Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Salem East Cemetery in Salem.
Memorials have been established to Salem Congregational Church and Salem First Responders.
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