Date of BirthNovember 25, 1938

Norma Jean Fryrear Obituary

Date of BirthNovember 25, 1938

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Date of DeathMay 28, 2017

Norma Jean Fryrear Obituary

from kent, Kentucky, United States

Fryrear, Norma Jean,78, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, of Louisville, KY, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by those who cherish her on May 28, 2017.She was born on November 25, 1938 in Louisville. She was the daughter of late Charles Munier and Julia (Dalton) Munier. Also preceding her in death are her beloved sister Lillian Louise "Sippy" Ludwig and stepbrother Charles "Thombo" Wisehart.Through a blind date arranged by a mutual friend, Jean met William "Bill" P. Fryrear II in the summer of 1956 and within six months of meeting, they lovingly vowed to spend the length of their lives with one another. Jean and Bill celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage in January of this year.She will continue to be cherished and remembered by her husband, Bill; son Bill Fryrear III; daughter Melissa Fryrear; granddaughters Jaclyn Fryrear and Julia Fryrear; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and other extended family members throughout Louisville and Cleveland, Ohio.Living in Louisville all her life, she graduated from Roosevelt Elementary School, Western Junior High School, Shawnee High School, and attended Jefferson Community College. As a career, she spent 30 years in sales within the food brokering industry.In her younger years, she liked camping on the weekends at Rough River State Park which, if weather permitted, included playing a round of golf, boating, and water skiing. She had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States as well as several trips to Europe. Since retiring years ago, there were so many things she enjoyed doing. Some of her favorites included playing bridge with longtime friends, actively participating in women's social clubs such as Homemakers and Fifth Wheel, and regular lunches with her "Shawnee girls." She was an avid University of Louisville fan and on almost any week during the seasons, you could find her cheering for the Cards at a football or basketball game. A longtime member of both the Bluegrass Austin-Healey Club and the Louisville British Sports Car Club, with her husband Bill she took pleasure in countless scenic drives through the beautiful backroads of Kentucky and Indiana. A member for years of Southeast Christian Church, every week she looked forward to attending the Sunday morning worship service, followed by the 2 x 2 Bible study class, and a special time with friends afterward over lunch. And for a Louisvillian, no life would be complete without a day every year celebrating the races at Churchill Downs. Perhaps one of her greatest loves was simply enjoying time with her family and friends, over a homecooked meal or out for dinner at one of Louisville's popular eateries.She was an incredibly strong and stately woman, with a steadfast love for her family that was selfless and generous. And while our hearts ache that we will be absent from her for the rest of this lifetime, we rejoice that we will one day be reunited for eternity in Heaven. Memorial visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday also at Ratterman Funeral Home, East Louisvile, with her burial to follow in Resthaven Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations may be made to Hopeful Hearts Foundation or Southeast Christian Church. www.RattermanBrothers.com