The Freeman Family announces the passing of our beloved mother, Dolly Elizabeth Freeman, who died peacefully and went into the hands of Jesus Christ at the family home on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Dolly was born on April 1, 1915, in Punxsutawney, PA to George and Amelia Simkins where she lived until the death of her mother. She then moved to Coshocton with her father, three brothers and four sisters where she has lived for over 90 years. Dolly was a registered nurse until she retired after WWII. She married James W. Freeman on November 5, 1937, and their family consisted of six children.
Dolly was preceded in death by James in 2004 and their youngest son, Andrew James in 2002; a son-in-law, Richard (Buzz) Walsh in 2005; and a granddaughter, Nichole Freeman in 2011.
She is survived by her five children; Patricia (Hugh) Lewis of Coshocton, Fleet (Maria) Freeman of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Alison (the late Buzz) Walsh of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chris (Barbara) Freeman of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and Amy (Bruce) Steingass of Pandora, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, all of whom loved her deeply.
Over the past several years, Dolly was cared for in her home by skilled, loving and wonderful caregivers who also mourn her passing, and we want to thank them for their unconditional love and care for our mother.
Dolly was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Dolly Freeman was a most kind and gentle soul who never spoke a negative word about or to anyone. Her life was totally devoted to her husband and family and she lived her life as Jesus taught, always forgiving and without making judgments. There will be a tremendous void in the Freeman family and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family invites all of her friends and family to a celebration of Dolly's life at Grace United Methodist Church on her 98th birthday, April 1, 2013. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.