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Glenn M. Frye

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8 August 1896 – 17 April 1996
Conference Cane: 1991
Age at death: 99 years, 8 months


Glenn McKinley Frye

Glenn McKinley Frye, 99, died April 17, 1996. He was born in Jewett, Ohio, in 1896. He attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and graduated from Harvard College in 1921 and Boston University School of Theology in 1923. Upon graduation he became assistant to the pastor in the downtown Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met his first wife, Margaret Woodruff. From there they moved to Ithaca, Michigan, where he was pastor from 1925-30. From there they moved to First Methodist Church in Lansing. In 1936 he became District Superintendent for the Grand Traverse District, leaving there in 1938 to become the pastor of Peace Temple in Benton Harbor, where he stayed until 1951. In 1962 he moved to East Lansing where he assisted the minister in establishing the Methodist Church serving the students at Michigan State University. After the death of his first wife, Reverend Frye married Lila Ruth Fuller in 1966. He had visited Methodist missions in China and South America. He is survived by his wife, Lila Frye; four children, Dr. Glenn M. Frye, Jr.; Dr. Harriet Elizabeth Frye Heath; Leonard Fuller; and Gerald Fuller; and many other relatives. Funeral services were held on April 22 at Clark Retirement Community by the Reverend Charles Fullmer.

- West Michigan Annual Conference minutes of 1996, p. 161

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