Edna Grace Frizzell, 96, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Rosegate Village in Indianapolis. She was born April 7, 1920, in Boone County, to the now late William Morton and Carrie (Wiley) Morton, the middle child of nine children.
A longtime resident of Boone County, Edna was a 1938 graduate of Lebanon High School.
On May 31, 1944, she was married to Harold Anthony Frizzell in Fresno, Calif. Mr. Frizzell passed away on Nov. 23, 1978.
Edna was first and foremost a homemaker. She had been a church secretary and then worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield doing data entry. She eventually retired from BC/BS.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was devoted to her family and the time she spent with them. She was a very giving person and cared for her husband, Harold, in his final years. She continued caring for and giving to her children and grandchildren, serving as babysitter, taxi, and supporter of the many things they did. She loved her great-grandchildren and always brightened when they were around her.
Edna enjoyed cooking and doing needlework, and puzzles and games were a favorite pastime. She was spunky and fun-loving. She loved watching the Indiana Pacers and listening to and attending the games of the Indianapolis Indians.
She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Avon for at least 57 years.
Most important, Edna had a quiet strength that her family drew from, and she will be deeply missed by them and all her knew her.
Survivors include two children, Alice Amt and husband, Robert, of Indianapolis and Willard Frizzell and wife, Sandra, of Avon; son-in-law, David Socier of Pueblo, Colo.; six grandchildren, Carrie Barnes and husband, Mark, John Amt and wife, Randi, Jessica Amt, Angela Frizzell, Anthony Frizzell and Brent Frizzell; five great-grandchildren, John Jr., Rylee and Keldon Amt, and Sophie and Kenneth Barnes; sister, Lois Himes of Emporia, Kan.; brother, John Morton of Auburn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Edna was preceded in death by daughters, Judith Walters and Joyce Socier; sisters, Leah Teed, Esther Morton, Doris Bryan, Julia Curts and Mabel Murphy; and a brother, Hugh Morton.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Interment will follow services at Mud Creek Cemetery in rural Lebanon.
Published on September 6, 2016