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Edith A. Fridley

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

OREGON – Edith A. Fridley, 89, lifelong Oregon resident, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris.

She was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Oregon, the daughter of James M. and Sarah (Himes) White. She married Richard A. Fridley on May 5, 1943, in Oregon. He died Jan. 8, 2005. Edith was a graduate of the first class from Rockford Business College, and with her husband owned and operated Fridley Motors until 1984.

She was a proud member of Oregon Church of God and its Dorcas and Mary and Martha groups. She served as a deaconess, head of funeral luncheons, junior choir director, a religious education teacher, and in other positions. She formerly was a Girl Scout leader, and past president of Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Sixth District Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Edith enjoyed quilting, sewing, flower gardening, Bible study, and working with children. She loved to travel.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Noon of Oregon and Jeanne (Michael) Baker of Rhinelander, Wis.; grandchildren, Le Ann Oltmanns, Jennifer (Felipe) Rodriguez, Alan (Melody) Noon, Lori (Ken) Smoll, and Pamela (Paul) Butler; and great-grandchildren, Matt and Molly Oltmanns, Bryce and Brenna Noon, Aelsa, Elliott and Robin Butler, and Anna, Collin, and Elise Smoll.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nancy Croft and Laura Singer; and son-in-law, Arnold Noon.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oregon Church of God, with the Rev. Michael Hoffman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Oregon Church of God.

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