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Freida Freeman

Oct 15th, 1931 - Feb 14th, 2024

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home


      Freida Mae Freeman, age 92, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, February 14, 2024, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

      She was born October 15, 1931, in Xenia, the daughter of Guy Emery Wantland and Minnie Ora (Akes) Colclasure Wantland.  She was united in marriage to James Earl Freeman on October 1, 1949, in Piggott, Arkansas, and together they shared 53 wedding anniversaries until his passing January 6, 2003.

      Freida was a longtime member of Oak Mound Christian Church.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother and cherished her family deeply.  She also shared her affection with her dogs that she adored.  She found joy in crocheting and quilting.

      She is survived by her children: Sharon (Jim) Speiser of Xenia, Linda (Pat) Blanton of Xenia, Jim (Doris) Freeman of Mt. Vernon, Steve (Julene) Freeman of Louisville, Kentucky, David (Angie) Freeman of Flora, and Bryan (Laura) Freeman of Mexico; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law: Henry Freeman of Warren, Michigan.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson: Jason Freeman; and siblings: Anna Allison, Thelma Tolliver, Frank Colclasure, Bill Colclasure, and Bob Colclasure.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Oak Mound Christian Church, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  


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Alan Buck

February 15th

Sympathy is extended to The Family , Friends and Community. An Outstanding Lady has passed.

Denise Anderson

February 15th

David Angie and family.So Sorry for your loss of your Mom and grandmother.Prayers for all

Bud & Linda Martin

February 15th

We are sorry for your loss. Please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during these difficult days.

Randy & Susan Block

February 15th

We are so sorry for the family’s loss. Sending prayers 🙏

Carol Venable Poehler

February 15th

Sharon. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Hugs!💕

Dana Hosick

February 15th

Sharon, Linda, Jim. Steve, David, Bryan and families. So sorry to hear of your sweet Mama's passing. You all are in my prayers that God will be with you during these coming days and grant you comfort. Growing up with you all in Xenia, I have lots of fond memories of both of your parents, but as I've expressed before, especially loved seeing them on their walks through town, most always holding hands. It's been a long wait for your sweet Mama but know she's rejoicing in heaven being able to hold Jim's hand once again and go walking together in the promised land. God bless each of you during this sad time.

Mindy green

February 16th

I. Sad o sorry for your loss , praying for peace and comfort

Cheryl McCarty

February 16th

My sincerest condolences to all of your family. May you find peace in your wonderful memories of a sweet mother and grandmother.

Pam (Glassford) Smith

February 16th

Sharon, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Sharon David

February 16th

Linda I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She sure was a gem. I still have the Christmas tree she crochet for me. I cherish it. My prayers and thoughts are also with Sharon, Jim, Steve, David, Bryan, and all the family. I'm sure your dad was at Heaven's door welcoming her.

Judy Kurtz Hennessy

February 16th

Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Kerry & Christy Rascher

February 17th

So very sorry for your loss she was the sweetest lady prayers and hugs for all of you

Richard and Patricis Whitman

February 17th

Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort to our Lord for the family and friends of this wonderful, faithful and loving woman.

Greg and Deanna Hamilton

February 18th

Norma and Ivan Barnett

February 19th

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace.



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