Wanda Mae Freeman
Wanda Mae Freeman, 81, of Butler passed away Thursday evening (Jan. 19, 2012) in Colonial Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born April 18, 1930 in Delaware to Vaughn A. and Nellie E. (Wallace) Parmer, and was graduated from Delaware Hayes High School in 1948. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Bernard A. Freeman who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2004. Together they started their farm in Delaware and relocated to Butler in 1968, after the Army Corp of Engineers flooded the farm land in Delaware to create Alum Creek. She was an integral part of the family farm helping with the day to day chores, and even helping with the field work, driving the tractor. Wanda and Bernard were among the earliest members of the Clear Fork Alliance Church. She cherished her family, never too busy to help her husband and sons.
Wanda is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Darla Freeman of Butler, Brent and Debbie Freeman of Recife, Brazil, and Scott and Margaret Freeman of Lucas; 38 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Connie Stooksbury of Broadway.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant great-grandson, Lee Jordan Freeman in 2002; two brothers, Bob and Bud Parmer; and two sisters, Clara Gale and Bettie Webb.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Clear Fork Alliance Church, 1008 Ohio 97, Bellville. The Rev. Dr. Michael Stine will officiate. Burial will follow in North Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Green Olive Tree Ministries or Lebenshaus Discipleship Center may be made at the funeral home and church.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.