The Dailey Star
April 23, 2009
OBITUARY - JOSEPHINE MARGARET FRY PUTNEY
Funeral services for Josephine Margaret FRY PUTNEY, 92, of Des Moines, Iowa are at 11 a.m. Friday at Van Wert Assembly of
God Church. Interment will follow in Van Wert, Iowa Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the
Mrs. PUTNEY died April 20, 2009, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Tuskeego, Iowa and was the daughter of Edward Washington and Lizzie (SMITH) FEST.
Mrs. PUTNEY worked at Snowdens, Dentaleze, and Hyvee and then spent her twilight years traveling, crocheting and enjoying
craft projects. She was known for her great love for her family and friends and took great delight in making special
gifts for them. She also loved the Lord and made a public profession of her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior
in 1930 in Kellerton, Iowa.
In addition to her parents, preceding Mrs. PUTNEY in death are her first husband, Orvel Leo FRY; twin daughters, Elizabeth
May FRY and Olive May FRY; a sister, Wilma FEST SMITH; and two brothers, George Edward FEST and Gustavas Fredrick FEST.
She is survived by her husband, John Lorenzo PUTNEY of Greenfield Manor Nursing Home; a daughter, Beverly FRY ROE of
Martensdale, Iowa: two sons, Larry Leo FRY of Birmingham, Ala., and Lowell Gustavas FRY of Grenada, MS; a stepson, James
Dwight BOYD of Billings, Mont.; two brothers, Vernon Dale FEST of Liberty, Mo., and Clarence Eugene FEST of Windsor,
Colo.; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Peterson Funeral Home of Indianola, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009
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