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Patricia Kay Frith, 71, Dale

Patricia Kay Frith, 71, of Dale, died at home on March 19, 2020.

Born March 17, 1949 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Eldred O. Martin and Mary Matilda Martin. She graduated from Dale High School, Class of 1967. During the active years of her life, Patricia worked as the manager of the Wink’s in Dale and as a bookkeeper and bank teller at Spencer County Bank and Integra Bank. She was an active community volunteer serving as a Girl Scout leader and an officer of the Dale Women’s Organization.

A dual survivor of breast and ovarian cancer, Patricia died of complications associated with Alzheimer’s and a weak heart. 

Surviving are her husband of over 50 years, Virgil Frith; daughter, Lisa Frith (James Scales) of Nashville, TN; brother, Van (Mary) Martin of Lamar; and sister, Beverly Martin of Franklin. She was a second mother to her nieces and nephews, Amy (Russ) Cook of Sellersburg, Laura Barnes of Franklin, Brad Barnes and Greg Barnes, of Indianapolis; and loving aunt of Joe (Jen) Martin of Newburgh, Hannah (Jude) Fontilus of Seymour, Gaye (Ricky) McIntrye and Debbie (Kent) Elkins of Oak Grove, LA, and Trent (PJ Curtis) Frith of Burgettstown, PA. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick; her sister, Cynthia; her brothers-in-law, Billy Ray and Wayne; and her parents and in-laws, Eddie and Mary Frith. 

A private funeral service for Patricia Kay Frith will be held at Fuller Funeral Home in Dale for the immediate family. A public celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Patricia’s name be made to Heart to Heart Hospice in Jasper or to any charity of one’s personal choice.

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