Margaret E. Frieden

Margaret E. Frieden, 96, of North Manchester, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Feb. 1, 2020, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

Mrs. Frieden attended Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Manchester. She also volunteered her time with the Republican Party for many years and was a member of Pythian Sisters and Ora June Circle at church.

She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Huntington County, to Ray and Francis (McCool) Shenefield. She married James Frieden on Dec. 15, 1946, and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2018.

She is survived by two sons, John Frieden, of North Manchester, and Von Frieden, of Claypool; two daughters, Nancy Shenefield, of North Manchester, and Joyce O’Brien, of Silver Lake; four grandchildren, Mitchell (Bonnie) Shenefield and Anna (Tom) Ganz, both of North Manchester; Marjae (Jimmy) Cashdollar, of Fort Wayne; and James O’Brien, of Columbus; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son Jeffery James Frieden, a daughter, Barbara Jo Frieden, two sons-in-law, Mark Shenefield and Michael O’Brien; and two grandchildren, Doris Frieden and Cameron O’Brien.

Calling is Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind.-114W, North Manchester. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester.

Memorials are to either Riley’s Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.