Funeral services for Harry E. Freeman, 82, Fenton, and formerly of West Plains, will be at 11 a.m. wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains, with the Rev. Fred Hamby officiating.
Mr. Freeman died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in Auventine Nursing Home, Fenton. He was born Jan. 30, 1916, at Dora, the son of George Washington and Leona Jane Parsley Freeman.
He received his education in the schools of Dora and Ava and attended summer school at Southwest Missouri State while still teaching. He taught at Big Springs School, Bethany School, Mint Springs School in Douglas County and Dobbs School in Ozark County. He worked in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Interior, Indian Affairs, and in 1976, retired from the Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, after 32 years of service. After his retirement, Mr. Freeman moved back to the West Plains area to look after his brothers and sisters.
He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include eight [incorrect - seven] nieces and nephews, Christena Conley, Helen Uebel, Vera Collins, Jack Freeman, Gerald Freeman, J.C. Freeman, Verna Roper [ incorrect - Verna is a sister-in-law ] and Roger Freeman and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers and sisters, Lewis Freeman, John Freeman and wife, Alta, Charley Freeman and wife, Gertha, George Freeman and wife, Helene, Jim Freeman, Tom Freeman and wife, Elizabeth, Millie Freeman and husband, Alva, and Anna King and husband, Esley; and one nephew, Bill Freeman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Mound Cemetery and left at the funeral home.
The body will lie in state from 3p.m. today until service time at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
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