Mary passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born Jan. 13, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to Tyyne Hieliena (Helen) Salo and Michael Richard Goff.
She moved to Chassell, Michigan where she lived as a child, later moving to Salix, Iowa where she attended high school. She met the love of her life there - Rolland (Ron) Lester Frye. They were married on Oct. 16, 1954 at Elk Point, South Dakota and began their life together in Sioux City, Iowa. From this marriage, they had four daughters: Debra Ann Frye, Leavenworth, Kansas; Sandra Lynne Frye Otting (Don Jr), Platte City, Missouri and Cynthia Louise Frye Watkins (Jeff), Dearborn, Missouri. One daughter, Susan Marie Frye, died shortly after birth and has been their angel ever since.
Mary retired from Hallmark Cards in 2002.
Survivors include her daughters: Debbie, Sandy and Cindy, as well as seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.
Preceding her in death was her husband Ron, infant daughter Susie, her loving grandson Justin Rolland Frye, her parents and two of her brothers.
Due to restrictions of the corona virus, a private family visitation will be held at Belden Larkin Funeral home on May 5, 2020 with a graveside service following at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas. Pallbearers are her grandsons: Chaz Clubb, Izack Clubb; Aaron Currence; David Johnson; Andy Otting and Michael Otting.
Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. May she rest in peace.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden Larkin Funeral Home.