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Mary Fretz Shively / News / Local / The Intelligencer News 

Mary Fretz Shively died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 20, 2010. She was born June 4, 1915, on the Fretz family homestead in Bedminster. Mary was educated in a one-room school, Tyson School, in Bedminster. She was a 1932 graduate of Doylestown High School and a 1934 graduate of Westchester State Teachers College.

She returned to teach in the same one-room school until it's closure two years later. Mary married C. Wayne Shively in 1936 and in the following year bore her only child, Robert W. Shively.She launched the Nockamixon school lunch program in 1942. She and her husband ran a postal delivery route between Perkasie and Revere for 18 years. Mary was an avid history and genealogy buff, providing historical tours and speaking numerous times before local historical societies. Many remember her whizzing around the lawn on her John Deere tractor, or canning multitudes of chow-chow. She also served on the board of directors of the Fretz Family Association.

Mary was the daughter of the late Jacob Franklin (Loux) Fretz and Minnie Mae Trauch Fretz. In addition to her husband, C. Wayne, who died in 1981, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Reed and Ralph; a half brother, Lloyd Ott; and two sisters, Eunice and Margaret.Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, in St.Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Kellers Church), 3668 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. The Rev. Robert E. Mitman will be presiding. Friends may call at the church after 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in Kellers Church Cemetery with a luncheon following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bucks County Association for the Blind, P.O. Box 290, Newtown, PA 18940 or to the church at the above address. Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home,Riegelsville

March 22, 2010 12:30 PM






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