Published: Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Mary Ellen Frybarger was born April 9, 1939, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Leo and Edith (Soper) McKenna. She graduated in 1957 from Custer (S.D.) High School and then worked at a dental office in Custer for two years.
On Sept. 14, 1958, she married David Frybarger. She was a housewife and homemaker. For eight years she was a farm wife, taking care of home and children and doing farm chores, including milking cows, caring for the garden and chasing farm animals and children. Mary was the mother of two sons and one daughter.
Mary was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and she belonged to Dorcas Society and LMWL League.
She died May 7, 2013, at Custer Regional Senior Care Center. She was 74.
She is survived by her husband, David of Custer; sons, Brian (Vernie) Frybarger of Rapid City, S.D., and Tim Frybarger of Custer; daughter, Cheryl (David) Hodina of Rapid City; sisters, Zilpha (James) Gibson of Valencia, Calif., and Phylis McKenna of Antiock, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 14 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Custer with the Rev. Steve Wagner officiating. Burial followed at Custer Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church college scholarships.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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