John Henry Fry

October 26, 1931March 5, 2018

John Henry Fry, 86, was born October 26, 1931 to Ted and Florence Fry, near Seneca, MO. He passed away on March 5, 2018. John served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953 and was honorably discharged as a Sgt. He was retired from Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad as a claims representative. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois Jean (Forson) Fry. Survived by three children, Larry (Myra) Fry of Columbus, MS; Vicki (Darrell) Larson of Andover, KS; and Cindy (Mark) Colley of Owasso, OK; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Junior Fry, Gene Fry, sisters, Phyllis Ross and Erma Heger and grandson, Bryan James Larson. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Hillside Funeral Home West; Service: 10 a.m. Friday, March 9 at Evangel Assembly Of God Church, 11444 W. 21St. St. N., Wichita 67205. Burial: 4:30 p.m., March 9 at Swars Prairie Baptist Church Cemetery, Seneca, MO with Military Honors by U.S. Army. Memorials: to the Church.


  • Lois Fry, Wife
  • Larry (Myra) Fry, Son
  • Vicki (Darrell) Larson, Daughter
  • Cindy (Mark) Colley, Daughter
  • . 7, Grandchildren
  • . 13, Great-grandchildren

  • Mark Colley, Casket Bearer
  • Jordan Colley, Casket Bearer
  • Aaron Colley, Casket Bearer
  • Jeremy Thomson, Casket Bearer
  • Jonathan Fry, Casket Bearer
  • Graham Thomas, Casket Bearer

  • Evangel Assembly Of God Church


  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018

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Joe melichar

March 12, 2018

Our God puts people in our lives for many different reasons. I can truly say that my life was made a little better knowing John. He always had a smile or a quick peice of advise of offer, I never heard him complain about anything or anyone. He will certainly be missed. I would almost bet that Jesus gave him a new Super H Farmall with a bush hog and said " John i need that south 40 mowed, i've been waiting for you, so glad your here" May God bless you Lois, get some rest and reflect on all the great memories. We will see you soon John. Joe Melichar

Kathy Morgan

March 8, 2018

John was always ready with a twinkle in his eye and an ornery remark. I really enjoyed him and giving it right back. I know he's just changed addresses and is probably entertaining folks up there. My sincere condolences to his family especially Lois. 61 years is a long time to spend with your mate. God bless you and comfort you and help you in the days to come.

Debbie Fike Chavanelle

March 8, 2018

Lois, Larry, Vicki, & Cindy-
Sending my sympathy and hugs to each of you during this sad time. Dad told me last night on the phone. You are in my thoughts & prayers. John was a very bright spot in the lives of everyone who crossed his path, & always left us in a fit of laughter. I cherish my memories of him. I'm thankful that he no longer suffers, and is reveling in being in the presence of Jesus! May God's comfort be with you until you see him again.

Brenda Fisher

March 8, 2018

John had the best sense of humor than anyone else I have ever known. Will so miss him calling me kid and his gardening advice. Will see you on the other side.

Mary Barreras (Taylor)

March 8, 2018

My heart goes out to you all. Bro. Fry was always so kind. I remember his laugh and his big smile. Our prayers are with the family.

Fred /Betty Hill

March 8, 2018

Dear ones,
May God enfold all of you in His Love and Comfort as you lay John to rest. Remember where he is and know he is finally and safely home for all eternity!
John was such a blessing to us and fun to be around. His sense of humor lifted our spirits more than once. We cherish many memories of your family and feel so fortunate to have been so closely connected to you.
Lois, be encouraged , look to eternity and the unimaginably beautiful things God has prepared and which John is already enjoying. It won't be long before we all join him. Until then , cherish your memories.... Our Love to all of you.
Fred and Betty Hill

Harry Simpson

March 7, 2018

Rest John, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Laura Caldwell (Fry)

March 6, 2018

I remember visiting Uncle John and Aunt Lois a few years ago with my husband at the time and our daughter.
I met many relatives I hadn't had the chance to meet before. Uncle John drove us around the whole area. He also took me to see where my dad was buried.
(Junior), as I was only 2 when my dad died, I did not know where he was laid to rest. This trip brought some closure that was well needed.
Love you Uncle John and Aunt Lois. Thank you for keeping myself and my siblings as part of your life although we didn't have my dad to keep us all
Love you, Laura Ann Fry (Laurie) :)