Joyce O. Fries

March 4, 1933 - July 29, 2019
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Joyce O. (Barnes) Fries, 86, of Shillington, passed away on July 29th in her residence. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Able O. “Red” and Ruth C. (Kreiser) Barnes. Joyce is survived by her loving husband – Harold H. Fries, DDS, her sons – Thomas M. Fries, DMD husband of Suzanne (Fisher), Brecknock Twp., Theodore H. Fries husband of Leteshia (Ringler), Birdsboro, granddaughter Megan wife of William Parraz, Chinquapin, NC and her 4 great grandsons – William, Jr., Jacob, Noah & Matthew Parraz. She was predeceased by her sister – Millicent (Barnes) Keiser. Joyce & Harold were graduates of Shillington High School class of 1951 and High School sweethearts. She graduated from Reading Hospital School of Nursing class of 1954. Their 64th wedding anniversary would have been September 4, 2019. Joyce had a career in nursing and then spending many years helping with her husband’s Dental office. She was a wonderful mother & wife. She loved her time with family and friends, times in Vermont & Florida and for many happy years at Ocean City, NJ. Joyce was head shopper of the Mad Dog Skiers. Joyce wanted to thank the dedicated staff of Heartland Hospice and thank family and friends for all their love through the years. She prayed for World Peace everyday and especially loved her years spent in Shillington. Relatives and friends may call on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Funeral services and interment in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington will be private at the convenience of the family. Please remember Joyce by making a contribution to a local charity of your choice.

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Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Fairview Cemetery


New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Born: March 4, 1933
July 1, 2019
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January 1, 2016
Grand Daughter Megan
Grand Daughter Megan
Died: July 29, 2019

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Jen Armistead posted on 8/1/19

To the whole Fries family. Please except our sincere condolences. May all those precious memories stay in your hearts forever ❣️ Jen (Schmehl) Armistead an family.


Megan posted on 7/30/19

You were an amazing, one of a kind woman Grammy. We’ll miss you dearly & will never stop loving you.


Leteshia Fries posted on 7/30/19

I miss my Beautiful, wonderful and the best Mother In Law you could have asked for. She was a mother to me. It’s breaks my heart that I can no longer see her beautiful smile, great sense of humor and will miss our wonderful talks. She was a great mentor for me. Most of all I will just miss my Mom. Enjoy the beaches of heaven. Funny past 2 days seeing nothing but cardinals and yellow and black butterflies. Love you very much! It was my pleasure to have been your daughter. Tish Fries