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Shirley Fry

Dec 10th, 1941 - Mar 20th, 2021

Celebration of Life: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Christ Church in Flora

Visitation: 2 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church


   Shirley Irene (Duke) Fry, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, lost her long battle to cancer and went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.  Hospice did a wonderful job with all her care.  

   She was born on December 10, 1941, in Flora, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Duke and Nellie (Nash) Duke Farris. Shirley went to school in Flora and throughout her life she had worked at a Nursing Center, Beltronics, owned and operated the Rinard Crossroads Restaurant, managed Hucks, and later retired from Airtex.  

   Shirley enjoyed being a mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, and cherished time spent with her family.  She especially loved her grandkids and great grandkids.  She also enjoyed motorcycles, bowling, rummage sales, people watching, and the weather.  Her favorite thing was to eat and get food from the drive thru and go to Flora Dairy Queen for her Large Coke.  She was a member of Christs Church in Effingham. 

   She is survived by 2 sons: Jim Fry (fiancé Sherry York) of Hatfield, AR, and Don Fry (significant other Sheery Evilsizer) of Flora; 2 daughters: Caralyn (John) Riley of Clay City, and Sandy (Carrol) Rodgers of Cisne; 2 sisters: Ellen Allbee of Bodfish, CA, and Linda Anderson of Feasterville, PA; a half-brother Billy (Annett) Farris of Geff; grandchildren: Jamie (Marc) Hultgren, Christy (Travis) Simmons, Michael Riley (fiancé Shelly Bailey), Katie (John) Cooper, Curtis (Kelley) Fry, Misty (Chris) Gosda, Melissa (Matthew) Rankin, Amanda Higgs, and  Scott (Elizabeth) Fry; step grandchildren: Tina (Terry) Biggs, Eric York, and Kirsten Rodgers; great-grandchildren: Alex Clements, Leona Fry, Kirsten Simmons, Kaylee Simmons, Corrine Fry, Ayzik Riley, Elizabeth Rankin, Kylee Holt, Kamryn Holt, Marc Jr Hultgren, and Jaxon Higgs; and step great grandchildren: Blakely Parker, Jordan Brown, Dillin Bowman, Devyn Bowman, and Payton York. 

   She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother: Robert Eugene Duke; sister-in-law: Karen Duke; a brother-in-law: Mike Anderson; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles. 

   A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Christ Church in Flora.  Visitation will be 2 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to the family to help assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:



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Katie (Fry) Cooper

March 22nd

Grandma, you fought long and hard. I'm glad you can rest easy now, but will miss you. We know you will be watching over us.

Debbie King Casell

March 22nd

Don, my condolences to you and your family at the passing of your Mom. You are in my prayers.

Monica McGrath

March 22nd

My condolences to Sandy and the whole family.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

March 22nd

I are so so sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has gained yet another Angel. ❤🙏❤

Diane Holt

March 22nd

So sorry for your loss. Shirley was a sweet soul. She will have a new body in Heaven and no more pain. Prepare yourself to meet the Lord as she did. Is is dancing and praising God up there.

Steve and Nancy Mink

March 25th

So very sorry to hear this. Praying for all of you.

Jennie Yingst & Mike Shock

March 25th

We are sorry for your loss. May God be with you (Don) and your family.

Rhesa Eckelberry

March 25th

So sorry for your loss. Love & Prayers

Rodger Fry & David Aragon

March 26th

Sorry for loss. I have so many good memories of your mom when we were all kids. Prayer for your families.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

March 25th

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. God bless & keep you. Ellen I remember you coming across from dad's( herschel Porter) to jim Fry's when we were kids.

Joe and Linda Jones

March 27th

At this difficult time May you find comfort in knowing that others share in you sorrow. Sending prayers for family.



Debbie King Casell
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
David Bryden
Ted & Jackie Richardson
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Brenda Rinehart
Tony and Janice Randall
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Ken and Tammy Haven
Jeff and Mandy Dennis
Joe and Sue Martin
Bruce Cook
Teresa Marinov
Joe and Karen Anderson
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Elizabeth Zuber
Lynne Wilson
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Diana & Greg Rutland
Sandra Soreano
Gary and Sherrie Kittle
Jerry and Mary Ellis
Mark Dunnigan
Ruthann Kidd
Vickie Simpson
Glenda Cooper
Tim &Cindy Enyart
Kent Jones
Ron & Barb Prather
Gary & Terry Lane
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Lenny and Marie Henson
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Margie Bogle
Donna & Larry Milner
Shirley wildbur
Roy Fry prayers for the family
Myron and Gail Woomer
Jennie Yingst & Mike Shock
FHS Class of 1980
Rhesa Eckelberry
Jim Hildebrand
Steve and Nancy Mink
Bev Schwaninger
Lisa Carter
Katie Heminover (Rinehart)


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