ASHTABULA — Deborah Gwynn Frey, age 47, of Woodman Ave., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center, after a heroic 14 month battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 22, 1960 in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of Robert and Lorene (Mosley) Maple and the late Ernest Little and had been an area resident for 43 years. A graduate of the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School, she attended Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus for 2 years.
She had been working at UH - Geneva Medical Center prior to her illness and previously worked for the Ashtabula County Medical Center and as an office manager for Dr. Popovic and Dr. Depau.
A member of the Pentecostal Church of God (where she was baptized this past year), she loved gardening and flowers, attending her son's sporting events and activities, and the color purple. She also enjoyed crafts, decorating, cooking, and country and gospel music.
Her survivors include her husband, John Frey, whom she married Nov. 15, 1997 in Scott County, Ky.; one son, Loren Julian Frey at home; two step-children, Tim (Pebbles) Frey of Ashtabula and Christie (Tom) St. Angelo of Eastlake; her parents, Robert and Lorene Maple of N. Kingsville; six step-grandchildren; five sisters, Teresa (Mark) Bates of N. Kingsville, Carrie (Joe) Bailey of Kentucky, Roshwanda (Tim) Portice of Tennessee, and Lois Newsome and Karen Waldren, both of Indiana; four brothers, Robert (Jackie) Maple of Jefferson, Eugene Little of Alabama, and Ernest Jr. and Lee Little, both of Florida; nieces and nephews, Burgundy and Joshua Bates and Derek, Ashley, and Alex Maple; and great-grandniece, Kylie Bates.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Little; her maternal grandparents, Bailey and Fanny Mosley; her uncles, Thaniel Mosley and Garnett Hayden; and her aunts, Jewel Osborne and Jean Layne.
A Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at the Pentecostal Church of God, 2201 Cook Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Kenneth Roberts, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be held at the church Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a short prayer and memorial tribute at 7 p.m. to conclude calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the church.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com