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Marvin A. Frame

Marvin A. Frame, 67, passed away Sunday, September 30, at Reid Hospital.

Marvin was born March 9, 1940, in Wayne County, Indiana, the son of Bob and Henrietta Frame. He was a 1958 graduate of Fountain City High School. He was united in marriage to the former Vera Gregory on November 1, 1959, a union which was blessed with three sons. Marvin lived most of his life in the Williamsburg community and farmed his entire life on the family farm. He was an avid horseman, competing many years in barrel racing, as a jockey aboard Quarter horses and training horses for others. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed watching his son's and grandchildren's activities. He enjoyed camping with his family and fishing. He had served area youth as a 4-H leader and youth basketball coach. His active and competitive nature often pulled him from the sidelines to compete alongside his family in events ranging from 5K and 10K races up to triathlons, where he was always a contender in his division. He recently completed the Indy 500 Mini-marathon on May 6, 2007, where he proudly recorded his personal record time for that event. Besides farming, Marvin was formerly employed at NATCO for 20 years. He then went to work at Delaware Machine Tool in Muncie, where he retired in 2002 after 15 years of service. Marvin was a faithful and active attendee of the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene and was a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Marvin will be missed by his wife of nearly 48 years, Vera Frame; his father, Bob Frame, of Richmond; 3 sons, Dean Frame and his wife, Susan, of Centerville; Dennis Frame and his fiancee, Tracey McDermitt, of Williamsburg and Dion Frame and his wife, Wanda, of Brownsburg; 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Dylan, Daria, Julia and Lucas; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Filbert Horner, of Richmond; 1 brother and sister-in-law, David and Joan Frame, of Williamsburg; his uncle, Herschel Frame, of Lynn and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. Marvin's absence will also be felt by his faithful companions, dogs Mac and Stubbs.

Marvin was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta Frame, on August 19, 2007.

A funeral ceremony was conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, at the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene, 8503 Pleasant Street, Williamsburg. Interment was in Webster Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 707, Williamsburg, IN 47393.

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Dear Vera,
I would like to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. I remember praying for him last year when we were in Becky G. BSF group. I will pray for your peace and rest during this time and I know that God is collecting your tears. He alone sees and knows everything.

Lisa Pentecost Oct 10 2007 12:00 AM

Dion and Wanda,

My deepest sympathies over your loss. Nothing can prepare us for the loss of a parent, especially when you were as close as you were to Marvin. May God bless you and the children and be with you all during this time of sadness.


Rick Erny Oct 3 2007 12:00 AM

Vera, Dean & Family...

May God comfort you all during this time sadness. You will be in our thoughts & prayers.

God Bless You.

Larry & Carie Parker Oct 3 2007 12:00 AM

Dion, Wanda & Family ~ Sending my sympathy for the loss of your dad. Losing a parent is nothing we can ever be prepared for no matter what the circumstances. Keeping you in thought and prayer not only at this time...also in the weeks and months to come.

Jeanette Hammel Oct 3 2007 12:00 AM

To all who loved Marvin, particularly his family, some of whom I know fairly well and some of whom I do not, I extend sympathy. Especially Uncle Bob and Vera, hang it there. It's been a tough several weeks. Know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm just too far from Fountain City to be there, but my heart will turned in your direction during Thursday morning.

Love you,


Elvan Lamb Oct 3 2007 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your lose. May God be with you and your family during this time.

In His Name,

Edward Isaacs, Jr.

Edward Isaacs, Jr. Oct 2 2007 12:00 AM

Vera,Dion,and Entire Family

Many fond memories of Marvin are cherished as we are saddened by the news of the loss of your dear husband and loving father.
All his kindness with the children in our church and sharing his love of horses and the Frame farms with all of us. Of this strong,gentle man's love of his family...we will not forget.
May God wrap his loving arms around you all and hold you.
Love always, Doug, Ellen, Kent and Elizabeth Shilts

Doug and Ellen Shilts Oct 2 2007 12:00 AM


I am so sorry to hear the news about Marvin. I have fond memories of him and all the help he gave me with my horses.

My deepest sympathy,

Kathy (Oliphant) Martin

Kathy Martin Oct 2 2007 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss

Ed & Sheila Shaw Oct 2 2007 12:00 AM

Vera and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Marvin. If there is anything at all we can do, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless and be with you all at this very difficult time.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Doan

Mark and Sue Doan Oct 1 2007 12:00 AM

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