Audrey “Tootie” Josephine Chaney Strzyz, 82, of Romney passed away Saturday, June 9th at Winchester Medical Center. Born February 5, 1936 in Green Spring, WV, she was the daughter of the late Jacob A. and Beulah B. (Kerns) Frye.
Besides her parents, Tootie is preceded in death by a son, Ronald Eugene Chaney; three brothers, Fred, Jack, and Bobby Frye; and one sister, Nellie Born.
Tootie is survived by her daughter, Betty J. Ricewick; four sons, Carl D. Chaney, Jr., Scott Chaney, William D. Chaney, and Craig L. Chaney; one brother, Hank Frye; five sisters, Janie Ott, Velma Smith, Bonnie Peyton, Frances Frye, and Shirley Frye. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Tootie enjoyed many things in life. She loved to fish, pitch horseshoes, and sit around the campfire talking of days gone by. She was quite the baker and would can anything she could get a hold of. She would make quilts, dinners for family, plant flowers, and just enjoyed life. Tootie loved her cat, Tiger, and will be truly missed by family and friends.
A memorial service for Tootie will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Springfield Ruritan with Tucker Twigg officiating.
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511