Marianna  Frost


Dr. Marianna Frost, 80, of Athens, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Marianna was born March 9, 1939, in Franklin, Tennessee. She was a retired United Methodist minister and adjunct professor of Bible and religion at Athens State University and Calhoun College. Marianna was a master quilt-maker and professional appraiser.
Over the course of her life, she was a dairy farmer, newspaper editor, published author, gifted public speaker and lecturer, trainer for the International Space Station and one of the original Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. She earned a B.A. degree from Athens College, an M.A. degree from Scarritt College and master's and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University.
Marianna will be missed by her husband of 63 years, Ken Frost; children, Miles Frost (Susan), Ken Frost (Diane) and Eric Frost (Margaret); grandchildren, Kim Broadway (Mark), Camron Frost (Rebecca), Bess Frost-Hunter (Erik), Daniel Frost, Rachel Hicks (David), Kailey Bogaram (Shashank) and Heather Carter; great-grandchildren, Ava and Cayden Frost, Charlotte and Davis Hunter, Julian Cotner; brother, Bill Jones (Linda); and bestfriend and sister of choice for 80 years, Mary Frances Carr.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donya Frost. She will be missed by a host of extended family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marianna's name to the Birdie Thornton Center, Athens.
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Published on June 21, 2019
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Jul 31, 2019
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Jul 31, 2019
We were just talking about both of you and I went to Facebook to send her a message and found the OBITUARY. I don't know how I missed the notice in the paper, but Pete has been in an out of the hospital all June and July. We have such wonderful memories of her teaching Fellowship Sunday School class at Friendship and Pete always called Ken, "Fifty Yardline". You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will order a tree in her memory.
Love, Carolyn & Pete Stromquist.
Cindi and Pete
Jul 05, 2019
We will miss the fun times and conversations at Mary Frances’. Thanks for being there. We will miss you dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Rose king
Jun 25, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with y'all. She is with Donya now.
george sherrill
Jun 24, 2019
susan i am so very sorry to hear of your and miles loss of his mom . what a wonderful , amazing , prominent , esteemed , brilliant , great , and wonderful mom miles was blessed to have and mother-in-law susan was blessed to have . my sincere sympathy to you and yours . god bless you , sincerely , george sherrill .
Linda Benefield
Jun 22, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Marianna was a special woman to all who knew her. I know she will be greatly missed. My love, thoughts and prayers to all.
Kenner & Elizabeth Reinhardt
Jun 22, 2019
Ken, you will be in our prayers and memory. Hope you have good memories of Franklin , we have good memories of the Frosts