Barbara G. Frye

May 13, 1935 - Oct. 8, 2005

Barbara G. Frye (nee McDermott) of Brookfield, formerly of Waukesha, died Oct. 8, 2005, at CareAge of Brookfield health care center. She was born May 13, 1935, in Madison, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Mable (nee Duskey) McDermott.

She was the dear mother of Brenda (Dale) Dable, William McDermott, Robert McDermott, Susan (Jeff) Johnson and Ronald (Bonni) Frye. She was the loving grandmother and best friend of Shari (Tommy) Figg, Kendra (Christoph) Arenz, Stephanie McDermott, William McDermott, Kenneth McDermott, Jeremiah (Bobbi Jo) Coby and Jacob Coby and four great-grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Frank (Joan) McDermott, Helen Potts, Joan (Fred) Albers, Delores ("Joe" Walter) Smith, Donald (Pat) McDermott and Richard (Susan) McDermott. Barbara is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving companion of 24 years, Edward Reinders, and by close friends Ginny and Bob Koconis.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha (four blocks south of Interstate 94 at highways J and JJ). The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

Barbara retired from Eliotís Diner, formerly known as Karterís Diner, on Bluemound Road in Brookfield. Barbara was a wonderful cook, loved to crochet, an avid reader and was happiest when she was spending time with her family and friends. She was a sheepshead player to be reckoned with. Barbara is loved and will be deeply missed.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.