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Born December 5, 1923 in Dansville, Michigan to George and Vera (Slusser) Messner, passed away on May 8, 2017 at the age of 93. Leora was a resident of Mason all her life. She retired from MSU then continued to work at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Mason. Leora enjoyed crocheting and baking wedding cakes. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.
Leora was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 45 years, Forrest Fry; brothers, Robert Messner, Rolland Messner; sister, Patricia Wing. Surviving to cherish her memory are her sons, Forrest "Ike" (Stacy) Fry, David Fry, Gail (Cathy) Fry; daughter, Marlene Fry; 6 grandchildren, Kim Fry, Kris (Lindsay) Fry, Nathan (Jewl) Fry, Jessie (Ben) Bryant, Heather (Riley) Turner, Elijah Quinn; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Mason, 201 E. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854. Interment to follow at Leek Cemetery in Alaiedon Twp. with military honors. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI 48854 and one hour prior to the service at the church. Those desiring may make contributions to Special Olympics Area 8, 2901 Wabash St., Lansing, MI 48910. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grbdmason.com.