Mary Elizabeth Crain Fry, 97, formerly of Dickinson Twp., died early Saturday
morning August 1, 2015 at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. She was born on Aug. 8, 1917 in Carlisle, a daughter
of the late Robert Emory Crain and Sara Elizabeth (Kingsborough) Crain and was the widow of James H. Fry, who died on Jan.
Mary was the oldest member of the Carlisle Seventh-day Adventist Church,
where she had taught in the Primary department, was church treasurer and deaconess for many years. She
loved to read her Bible.
Living in the country there was always a large garden
and Mary enjoyed canning, freezing and cooking her vegetables and fruit. She had been a vendor at the former
Carlisle Farmer’s Market, also worked at Massey’s and cooked at the former Bunny Hop.
is survived by several cousins, including, Yvonne Davidson of Carlisle, one sister-in-law, Alverta Gibson of Carlisle and
nephew, Christopher Gibson. Mary was predeceased by one brother, Richard Crain.
will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with her former Pastor Gerald Small officiating. Interment will be
at Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Carlisle Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 10 Belvedere St., Carlisle. www.Since1853.com.