~ elma grasso ~

Elma R. Grasso (Frye), 95, of Canton, died in the very early morning hours of June 4, 2017.

She was born in New Matamoras, to the late, Samuel and Laura Frye; she was the fourth of 14 children.

After graduating from Clarington High School in 1941, she trained as a welder and welded Jeep Jacks during World War II. Later, she was employed with the Timken Roller Bearing Company, where she met Charles Grasso. In addition to raising three children, Elma enjoyed gardening, baking, canning and feeding the birds and squirrels in her back yard.

Elma is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles; three children, Len, of Los Angeles, California, Gary, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Sandra, of Columbus; sisters, Florence Longwell, of Barnesville, and Rena Crawford, of Clarington; brothers, Perry Frye, of Hannibal, and Ross Frye, of Woodsfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Elsie Frye, Flossie Murphy and Verda Fankhauser; and brothers, Orville, Carl, Paul, Pearly, Junie and Leo.

Private services will be held for the family. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.

The Reed Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to send condolences.