Mary Evelyn Frei
January 30, 1941 – July 14, 2019
Mary Evelyn Frei, age 78 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully July 14, 2019. She graduated from Young High School and continued on to Tennessee School of Beauty. Mary Evelyn worked for many years as a hairdresser until retirement. She was a longtime and active member of New Salem United Methodist Church including UMW, UMYF and doing many special and generous things for children. Mary Evelyn was a Five Star Woman of the UMW unit. Her hobbies included reading, movies, antiques, Hallmark and baking. She loved to bake for anyone who needed a cake or cookies but especially for her NSUMW Bazaar, Bonnie Kate Fun Night, Wesley House and Wesley House Foundation. Preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Sayne; husband, Owen David Frei; brother, Bobby Sayne. Survived by sister, Betty (Ben) McCammon; sister in-law, Jody Sayne; nieces, Cindy (Rick) Shepard, Tammy McCammon; nephew, Frank (Carolyn) McCammon; great nieces, Evelyn and Ashlyn; great nephews, Garrison and Donovan; many friends from church, her Hallmark Volunteer local club and her caring neighbors. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Caris Healthcare for the dedicated and loving care they provided to Mary Evelyn. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 17th, from 10-12 noon at Berry Highland South. Funeral service will follow with Dr. David Lord Officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the funeral home cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to New Salem United Methodist Church, 1220 Tipton Station Road, Knoxville, TN 37920.
- Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Mary Evelyn Frei
August 3, 2019
Many wonderful memories of the Sayne family dating back to Sevier Home School where Mrs Mary Sayne cooked lunch for the school kids. Her children grew up with my siblings "the
Goodwin family. Mary Evelyn was also my hairdresser at one tome. She and her family were so kind and happy all of time. I know her family as well as the community will miss her.
July 17, 2019
Mary Evelyn was our adult leader in MYF when I was in high school. Because of her, we had an excellent youth group at New Salem. I have always appreciated what she did for me and our group.
July 16, 2019
Remembering Mary Evelyn with fondness. All the family reunions. She looked just like my Uncle George Sayne, but had the compassion & great joy like Aunt Mary. Last time i saw Mary Evelyn was @ Aunt Wanda's funeral. We cut up like we always did. I told her a reunion was in the works for Thanksgiving. Your now with Jesus....what a Sayne reunion. RIP Mary Evelyn.
July 15, 2019
My favorite memories of Mary Evelyn was the Sayne reuions...She was a very sweet and loving woman...Will always remember you...Much love and prayers to the family...