The Ottumwa Courier

November 5, 2012

Elizabeth "Beth" Forgy, 84, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Elizabeth A. “Beth” Forgy, 84, died at 9:20 p.m. November 2, 2012 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born April 13, 1928 in Manley, IA to John and Marguerite Comstock. She attended grade school in Waverly, IA, junior high in Mt. Pleasant and graduated in 1946 from the Heights Academy in Ottumwa. She married Norman Forgy on December 31, 1949, and they enjoyed 62 wonderful years together.

Beth loved spending time with her family and friends playing cards, board games and traveling.  She liked to be outdoors to garden, fish and watch wildlife, especially deer and birds.  Her six children, fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren were a great source of joy in her life, and she cheered them on at every opportunity in all their activities.

Beth worked as an Avon representative and then managed the Busy Bee Laundromat until her retirement in 1983.  She was a a member of St. Patrick Catholic Shurch, the Altar & Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  She was a long-time volunteer at the Good Samaritan Center.

She is survived by her husband, Norman; three sons, Mike (Liz) Forgy of Brookings, SD, Tim (Marty) Forgy of Jefferson City, MO and Tom (Judy) Forgy of Beaverton, OR; three daughters, Terri (Roger) Frimml of Ottumwa, IA, Angela Bradley of Ames, IA   and Becky (Bryan) Richardson of Westminster, CO; one brother, Jim Comstock of Charlotte, NC; fifteen grandchildren, Jason, Aaron and Lucas Forgy; Dennis, Andy Forgy and Ellyn Williams; Stephanie Hernandez and Christopher Forgy; Nellie Frimml, Emma Morgan and Ida Frimml; Spencer, Morgan and Taylor Bradley; Kate Richardson; and five great-grandchildren.

Beth was preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis Forgy; a brother, Jack Comstock and three sisters, Marge DeCet, Mary Stillwell and Dorothy Van Tuyl.

Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ottumwa with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Albia.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  A rosary will be recited by Catholic Daughters of Americas at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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