Frieda Ann Murphy Looney
Frieda Ann Murphy Looney, age 81, passed away peacefully July 16, 2019, due to complications of Alzheimer's and a recent fall. She was born on September 9, 1937 in Vanceburg, Kentucky.

Frieda obtained her Bachelor (1964) and Master (1979) Degrees at Eastern Kentucky University. Settling in Richmond in the early 1960s with her young family, Frieda became a teacher at Madison Central HS. She taught English and became a Senior Class Sponsor. She also worked with the Drama Department and the Debate Team and always supported her husband and the band. In the 1980s, she became a Guidance Counselor and greatly enjoyed working with the students. She finished her teaching career at Madison Southern HS in Berea.

Frieda was involved with PACHA, Junior Women's Club, and played softball with the Arlington Turtles. Frieda participated in bridge club and loved time with her friends. She was very active with the Daughters of the Nile at Oleika Shrine. She was a Past Queen and participated in several units within the organization. Frieda also entertained like no other and was famous for her Christmas Carol Parties.

The favorite place for Frieda to be was near water. She loved to go her lake house on Herrington or her condo in Nicholasville. She loved boating and fishing. She loved to garden and enjoyed seeing her flowers come into their blooms and was excited to watch all the birds that came to her home.

Frieda is treasured and always greatly missed by her daughters Vicki Looney and Renee (Tim) Tschirhart, granddaughter Rachel (Allen) Schmidt, and precious great granddaughter Meadow Schmidt. Frieda is also survived by her sister Karen (Jerry) Kohls and brother Jim (Sylvia) Liles and wonderful extended family of special nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held October 12, 2019, 2:00PM to 5:00PM at Oleika Shrine Center Oasis Room, 326 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY, 40503. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Frieda Looney can be made to Oleika Shrine Transportation Fund to the same address.
Published on October 7, 2019


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