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Laura V. Frey

March 25, 1931 — January 26, 2022

Laura V. Frey, 90, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday evening, January 26, 2022 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Born March 25, 1931 in Floyd County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Aaron and Addie (Friend) Moore.

She and her family moved to Connersville, Indiana where she attended Fayette County High School. In 1947, Laura married Walter Alalard. After Walter passed away in 1969, Laura moved to Columbia City and in 1970, she married Jerry P. Gruver. Laura also lived in New Haven for 20 years before returning to Columbia City in 2001 when she married Franklin Frey on February 5, 2001 at the Free Will Baptist Church. Laura worked at Harris-Kayot in Fort Wayne, retiring with 18 years of service. She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church in Fort Wayne.

Laura is survived by her husband, Frank Frey; daughter-in-law, Jenny Allard; five step-children; sister, Alice Faulkner; brothers, Earl (Mara) Moore and Lindsey (Lois) Moore; seven grandchildren {Anderson (Julia) Groce, Laura (Terrence) Meehan, Mathew (Tami) Groce, Tricia (Kim) Hively, Saree (Mike) Bolinger, Walter (Lisa) Allard III and Michelle (Basel) Hale}; 27 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; several step-grandchildren, -great-grandchildren and -great-great grandchildren; and 18 nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents and first two husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Shannon Adele Groce; son, Walter Allard, Jr; son-in-law, William J. Groce; sisters, Susie Irick, Velma  Moore and Beulah Osborn; and two step-children; one infant great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be 12 to 2 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will begin at 2 pm with Pastor Nathan Meeks officiating. Her funeral service may also be watched live through Facebook on DeMoney-Grimes Live page beginning at 1:55 pm.

Burial will take place at Greenhill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given in memory to Humane Society of Whitley County. Visit to send Laura's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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