Margaret Freeman

The funeral service for Margaret L. Freeman, 92, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Trinity Lutheran Church 1245 New Hampshire Lawrence, KS 66044.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.  She died on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born on October 9, 1917 in Atchison, Kansas, the daughter of William H. and Minnie Rose (Laridain) Funke.  She moved from Kansas City, Missouri to Lawrence in 1942.

Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  At Trinity, she was a member of the Ruth Circle and served on the Altar Care Committee and the Fellowship Committee, which is in charge of funeral dinners.  She was also a member of Westside Study Club, a bridge club in Lawrence, and enjoyed golfing at the Lawrence Country Club.  Her hobbies included, sewing, flower gardening, bowling, shopping, traveling to Branson, MO, and decorating her home. 

She was married to Glen E. Freeman on March 6, 1937 in Kansas City, MO.  He preceded her in death, September 3, 1988.

Survivors include two daughters; Carol L. (Owen) Peters, and husband Richard, and Virginia R. Grammer, and husband Gerald, of Lawrence, KS; three sons, Larry J. Freeman, and wife Shirley, Portland, OR, James D. Freeman, and wife Carolyn, Lawrence, KS, and Donald E. Freeman, and wife Patricia, Kansas City, MO; two brothers, William (Bill) Funke, and wife Lola, Ft. Collins, CO, and Fred R. Funke, and wife Opal, Medina, TX; eight grandchildren, Daniel D. Owen, Sarah L. Bourgeois, Cisley C. Thummel, William M. Grammer, Christine E. Seim, Angela C. White, Derek R. Jones, and Marsha J. Katasonova; and 14 great grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Trinity Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. Cheryl Thummel on May 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I wish to express my condolences to the family of Margaret Freeman. I enjoyed the times I was privileged to be in her company. She was a lovely lady! Her goodness lives on in my daughter-in-law Cisley, Carol, and all of her family.

    Cheri Thummel

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