Carroll “Mamaw” Christine (Bach) Fryman, age 87, of Bellbrook, passed away Friday, March 10th, 2023 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born March 26th, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio to Christine (Arnold) and George Bach. After graduating from Stivers High School, she landed a job as a key punch (data-entry) operator for L.M. Berry Company and then DESC as well as Top Value Enterprise.
Carroll loved to have a good time. She would hang out with family and friends to watch old movies like “Singing in the Rain" or listen to Nat King Cole, go bowling, golfing, dancing, and playing cards. She enjoyed hosting and cooking large quantities of food for many get-togethers over the years for friends and family, especially on the holidays.
Known affectionately by many as “Mamaw”, she was an avid supporter of Bellbrook. She loved Bellbrook, and oftentimes said it was the perfect place to raise a family. Carroll loved to work in her flower garden, and she and her husband, Harold, were recipients of the Bellbrook Home Beautification Award. She was also a longtime fan of the Dayton Flyers, Cincinnati Reds as well as Bellbrook sports. She loved watching her children and grandchildren participate in school sports. And for her work as an Athletic Booster, she was inducted into the Bellbrook Football Hall of Fame. She was also a strong supporter of higher education, and she and Harold were able to provide the means for all their children to further their education as they wanted.
Carroll was predeceased by her mother, Christine Regina Coleman, stepfather Earl Coleman, Aunt Julia Arnold Coleman, and her uncle Arthur Coleman. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 68 years, Harold Fryman, their 5 children, Charles A. Fryman (Barb Fryman), Craig A. Fryman ((Laura Fryman), Chris L. Fryman (Teresa Fryman), Cynthia J Wilson (Dan Wilson), and Patrick H. Fryman (Steven Nedlin); 12 grandchildren, Brent Wilson (Monica Wilson), Darin Wilson, Nolan Wilson, Dionne Fryman, Jake Fryman, McKenna Fryman, Ben Fryman, Ellie Fryman, Abby Fryman, Alex Fryman, Claire Fryman, Ethan Fryman, great-grandchild, Braden Patrick; her brother Richard Bach (Betty Bach), her brother-in-law, Jimmy Fryman, as well as other family and the many friends she found throughout the years in Bellbrook and New Smyrna, Florida.
To help the family celebrate their life, you are invited to share stories during a visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home (92 W. Franklin St. Bellbrook, Ohio 45305) on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Life Celebration Services will be held Thursday, March 16th, 2023, 10:00am at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home, with burial to follow at Bellbrook Cemetery. Afterwards there will be a reception to continue her life celebration at the American Legion Post of Kettering (5700 Kentshire Dr. Dayton, Ohio 45440).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer's Association, Barb's Bunch (online act.alz.org/goto/BARBSBUNCH or by mail 6077 Far Hills Ave, #117, Dayton, Ohio 45459). You are welcome to send a condolence or flowers, plant a tree and share a story or picture about Carroll at www.ConnerAndKoch.com.