Patricia Kay Frith 71, Dale

Patricia Kay Frith 71, of Dale, died at home on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Born March 17, 1949, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Eldred O. Martin and Mary Matilda Martin.

She graduated from Dale High School, Class of 1967. During the active years of her life, Patricia worked as the manager of the Wink’s in Dale and as a bookkeeper and bank teller at Spencer County Bank and Integra Bank. She was an active community volunteer serving as a Girl Scout leader and an officer of the Dale Women’s Organization.

A dual survivor of breast and ovarian cancer, Patricia died of complications associated with Alzheimer’s and a weak heart.

Patti is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Virgil, and her daughter, Lisa Frith (James Scales), Nashville, Tennessee; her brother, Van (Mary) Martin, Lamar; and sister Beverly Martin, Franklin. She was a second mother to her nieces and nephews, Amy (Russ) Cook, Sellersburg; Laura Barnes, Franklin; Brad Barnes and Greg Barnes, Indianapolis, and loving aunt of Joe (Jen) Martin, Newburg; Hannah (Jude) Fontilus, Seymour; Gaye (Ricky) McIntrye and Debbie (Kent) Elkins, Oak Grove, Louisiana, and Trent (PJ Curtis) Frith, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick; her sister, Cynthia; her brothers-in-law, Billy Ray and Wayne; her parents; and in-laws, Eddie and Mary Frith.

A private funeral service will be held at Fuller Funeral Home in Dale for the immediate family. A public Celebration of her life with be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Patricia’s name be made to Heart to Heart in Jasper, or any charity of one’s personal choice.

Fuller Funeral Home ( is handling arrangements.

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