Edna Mae (Bishop) Frutchey, 84, died Sunday, March 22 at Bretheren Village. She was the wife of Clayton A. Frutchey for nearly 65 years.
Born November 4, 1930 in Christiana, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lucie (Thompson) Bishop. She graduated from the Quarryville High School.
Edna Mae worked for Southern Telephone and Telegraph, Lancaster General Hospital Emergency Room, Bell Telephone, Hubley Toys, and Lancaster Guidance Center which became Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services. She retired after 27 years.
Edna Mae attended the Worship Center and was active in small groups and Prime Time Senior Group. She went on 27 Lay Witness Missions. She enjoyed reading, arranging flowers, square dancing, and camping. Edna Mae also had the gift of spontaneous humor.
In addition to her husband, Edna Mae is survived by a son, Scott, of Nottingham, MD, a sister, Betty McCormick of Phoenixville, and a brother, Carl, married to Elaine Bishop of Phoenixville, PA. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Schaffel and a brother, Andrew Bishop.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1 PM in the Worship Center. The family will greet friends following the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Edna Mae’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, ALZ.org or PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Worship Center Building Fund, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.