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:

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  1. Nicki,
    I’m sure your Mom was waiting at Heaven’s gate for your Grandma. At last all 3 are together again.
    Debro McGown

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