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Mary Frus Creston

Published: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Mary Frus, 85, of Creston died Jan. 18, 2013, at Afton Care Center.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan, 23, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery near Cromwell. Open visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association and or Maple Hill Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Mary Lou Frus, daughter of Flora Mae (Cramer) and Walter Herman Heatherington, was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Carl.

She attended Carl area country schools and later attended Corning High School.

In January 1949, Mary married Don F. Hoadley of Greenfield. They settled in Tulsa, Okla., before moving to Wichita, Kan., and later Belle Plaine, Kan.

While in Belle Plaine, Mary worked at a grocery store as a cashier and later at the school cafeteria for nearly five years.

Mary was a homemaker.

Mary was an engaged member of the Methodist Church in Belle Plaine, Kan., participating in the choir and a women’s circle.

Don died in 1983.

On May 25, 1986, Mary married Merrill Frus in Corning. She joined him on his farm north of Cromwell, where together they lived the majority of their married lives.

Mary is survived by her husband Merrill Frus of Creston; daughter Pamla Hoadley (husband Bill Deeds) of Sioux City; sons, Neal (wife Dee) Hoadley of Ashville, N.C., Nels (wife Ruth) Hoadley of Overland Park, Kan., and Leo (wife Cindy) Hoadley of Belle Plaine, Kan.; grandchildren, Charles and MacKenzie Deeds, Jennifer Case, Stephanie Hoadley-Cooke, Megan and Ryan Hoadley, Evan (wife Laura) Hoadley, Joel (wife Jill) Hoadley and Miranda (husband Adam) Hoadley-Hickey; three great-granddaughters; sister Beatrice Mayes of Greenfield; brother-in-law Richard (wife Ann) Hoadley of Winterset; sisters-in-law, Roberta Ehrenfried, Lois Hoadley and Phyllis Hoadley, all of Greenfield, and Sarah Cramer of Waukee; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her first husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Hoadley, Jack Hoadley and Donald Mayes; and sisters-in-law, Eloise Smith, Ruth Lovell and Lona Teter.

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