Winifred G. Foye

Winifred G. Foye, 97, of Berne passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born on August 6, 1919 in Buxton, Maine to Albion and Gertrude (Phillips) Froburg. She was married on April 19, 1941 to William C. Foye.

She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Berne and worked her entire lifetime as a homemaker. Prior to relocating to Berne, she was a member of the Church of the Open Bible in Burlington, Massachusetts, where she played the organ and piano. She was also involved in the Children’s Ministry and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society. In 1972, she and her husband moved to Palm Coast, Florida, where they were charter members of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred “Milly” (Byron) Fox of Berne; and Jane (Gene) Franks of Springdale, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Sara Fox; Ben (Dianna) Fox; Andy (Jesica) Fox; and Joe (Jackie) Fox; four great-grandsons, Grant, Calvin, Weston, and Rebel Fox; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on November 18, 2010; two brothers, Albion and Frank Froburg; and four sisters, Marian Froburg; Gladys Atkinson; Mildred Eisenhauer; and Ruth Jeanes.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7 and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, April 8 at the Swiss Village Auditorium in Berne. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Flueckiger. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.

Memorials may be made to the Swiss Village Samaritan Fund or First Mennonite Church (Berne) Missions.

Arrangements provided by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the guest book, click on