July 16, 1918 - November 16, 2019
Marville Anna Frith, 101, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Flower House of Nashville. Marville, formerly of Vermontville, was born July 16, 1918 in Morris, IL, the daughter of Andrew Elmer and Anna Marie (Olsen) Lindberg. She graduated high school in Vermontville before earning a Bachelor's degree from Western State Teachers College. She taught at Eaton County Country Schools, including the Brown School, Nickle School, and Thornton School, then in Grand Ledge Public Schools. Marville married Lawrence A. Frith on July 23, 1944 at Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, LA. Following marriage, Marville settled in to raise their four children. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, 4H throughout her lifetime, and Farm Bureau. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, genealogy, and reading. Marville also loved nature, and was always seeking to name the many birds and their songs she encountered. Marville's family will always carry her in their hearts. Marville is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Gordon) Swan and Barbara Pixley; sons, Russell Frith and Bart (Frances) Frith; grandchildren, Christine (Michael) Bonk, Jillaine (Chad) LeCompte, Kathryn (Ben) Vanderveen, Richard Pixley, Deborah (Jeff) Hayes; step-grandchildren, Shelly, Melissa, Michael, Lynette, William, Russell; great-grandchildren, Tim, Angie, Joe, Lucy and Peter Bonk; Michael and Elena LeCompte; Charlie and Ali Vanderveen; Kendal and Morgen Pixley; Trey Harvath; Chad Hayes; and many more step-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Frith; brothers, Ernest "Bud" Lindberg and William Lindberg; grandson, Tommy Pixley; son-in-law, Jerry Pixley; and daughter-in-law, Sharen Frith. Friends are encouraged to support Marville's family at visitation and funeral services. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Laura Cooper officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the funeral home. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Hospice. Friends and family are asked to share memories of Marville on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Marville Anna Frith, 101, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Flower House of Nashville. Marville, formerly of Vermontville, was born July 16, 1918 in Morris, IL, the daughter of Andrew... View Obituary & Service Information
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