Ramona Joy Frichtl, 56, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Funeral services for Ramona will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Christian Church, Willow Hill. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery, Willow Hill.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 1, at Crain Funeral Home, Newton, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Effingham. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.
Ramona was born in Robinson, the daughter of Frank and Garnet (Yount) York. She married Dennis R. Frichtl on June 14, 1975. He survives. Ramona was a teacher with a degree in art education. She was a devoted wife and mother who dedicated herself to home education.
She loved people, spending countless hours volunteering at her church and the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Effingham.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Ramona will be loved and remembered by her husband, Dennis Frichtl of Newton; sons Benjamin Frichtl, wife Katlyn of Leesburg, Va., and Stephen Frichtl of Newton; daughters Johanna Broscious, husband Jonathan of Newton, and Elizabeth Frichtl of Newton; two granddaughters, Beth Marie Broscious and Emily Joy Broscious, both of Newton; brothers, Frank York of Pittsville, and Fred York of Makanda; sisters, Ruth Ann Dhom of Newton, Becky Pedraza of Carterville, and Rosie York of Newton; and many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Her parents and sister, Rita Whitehurst, preceded her in death.
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