Elrose Sullivan Fries

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Elrose Sullivan Fries

Funeral services for Elrose Sullivan Fries, 89 year old Buffalo resident who passed away late Thursday evening at the Johnson County Health Care Center, will be held Tuesday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tom Saur officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Elrose’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter or the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo.
Dorothy Elrose Sullivan Fries was born on May 13, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri to Elmer and Marie Freebersyser. She was orphaned at the age of two and spent the next four years in an orphanage where she attended elementary school. She lived with foster parents for the rest of her schooling and was married to Kay Sullivan on July 5, 1941 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they made their home in Buffalo. Mr. Sullivan served during WWII and Elrose lived in Los Angeles for a while before moving back to Buffalo. Elrose worked cleaning houses and waiting tables to help raise their four children. For 10 years she owned and operated Rosie’s Posies a craft shop in Buffalo. Mr. Sullivan passed away in February of 1990 and Elrose closed her shop. In 1992 she was married to Orville Fries in Buffalo. Mr. Fries passed away in April of 2010 and Elrose continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death. She was a past member of the Happy Homemaker’s Club and the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society. Elrose loved craft work, gardening and was an avid reader and an accomplished seamstress. She especially loved spending time with her family and her friends.
She is survived by one son Mike Sullivan and his wife Dianna of Buffalo; two daughters, Diane Davis and her husband Leonard of Sheridan and Patsy Abbey and her husband Calvin of Lander; one sister Evelyn Disher of Denver; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one daughter Jennie Wilkins and two brothers.