Clara E. Frye

Clara E. Frye

Carlinville– Clara E. Frye, 97 of Carlinville, IL, formerly of Lowder, IL, passed away Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Heritage Health in Carlinville, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Clara was born February 9, 1922 in Corinth, MS, a daughter of Walter and Nancy (Sowders) Kidd. She married Paul Frye June 21, 1942 in Hackett, AL. Clara was the Postmaster for Lowder, IL, retiring after 44 years of service in 1999. She was a former member of the Talkington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and the Macoupin County Farm Bureau. She was a loving grandmother, great grandmother and great great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by all.

Clara is survived by her granddaughter, Nicki (fiancé: James Wilson) Palmer of Carlinville, IL, great grandsons, Sean and Anthony Bellm and Curtis Wilson, great great-grandsons, Brody and Eli Bellm, a son-in-law, James Palmer and a nephew Robert Kidd. Preceding in death were her parents, husband, Paul Frye, a daughter, Nancy Frye and a brother, Charles Kidd.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to Noon Monday March 11, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with funeral services to follow at Noon at the funeral home. Rev. Mark Doane officiating. Pallbearers: James Palmer, James Wilson, Curtis Wilson and Sean Bellm. Burial will be in West Cemetery Thayer, IL. Memorials may be made to, Patterson House 1221 S. Plum St. Carlinville, IL. To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Pearl M. Harrison

Pearl M. Harrison 

Virden– Pearl M. Harrison 78, of Virden, IL, passed away Saturday March 2, 2019 at Heritage Health Care Springfield, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Pearl was born January 10, 1941 in Vandalia, IL, a daughter of Jerry T. and Ruby P. (McDowell) Harrison. She married LaRue Scales of Chillicothe, IL December 28th, 1957 and they later divorced.  She was a licensed Day Care Provider for over 32 years retiring in May 2012 and a member of the First Presbyterian Church Virden, IL.  Pearl enjoyed sewing; quilting, whom she made and gave away to many; bowling on the Wednesday Nite Ladies league and was a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC) as well as  spending time with family, friends and her extended daycare families she loved and cared for as her own.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Kelly L. (Vince) Pitchford of Virden, IL, sons, Kevin L. (Tracy) Scales of Riverton, IL, and Wesley E. (Jennifer) Scales of Riverton, IL, and Richard D.(fiancé: Carri Matheney)  “Rich” Scales of Virden, IL, 7 grandchildren, Kaleb and Koby Pitchford, Tori, Alleigh and, Reese Scales, Lerin and Ryan Hughes, 3 great grandchildren, a brother, Earl R. (Myra) Harrison of Hillsboro, OH, an aunt, Pricella McDowell of Bingham, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, sister, Evelyn “Judy” Harrison. and a brother, Darrell Harrison.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. A Celebration of Life and burial of ashes will be at a later date. Please visit:www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.