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Freda Ann Weatherford

Freda Ann Weatherford, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Heritage House Convalescent Center in Shelbyville.

She was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Willow Springs, Mo., the daughter of Roy Lee and Opal Marie (Whited) Cox.

Freda married Robert Carroll Weatherford on Oct. 21, 1960, and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1994.

She is survived by her daughter, Zonda (Richard) Stead of Edinburgh; sisters, Bonnie (Lloyd) Sticklin of Willow Springs, Mo., and Linda (Gerry) Elam of West Plains, Mo.; brothers, Gene (Irene) Cox of Hermann, Mo., Sam Cox of Springfield, Mo., and Herb (Sally) Cox of Hatfield, Pa.; sister-in-law, Ella May (Leland) Stephens of West Plains, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Freda also was preceded in death by her parents.

She graduated from Willow Springs High School in 1957.

Freda retired from Beatty Construction, where she was the administrative secretary, in 2004. She also served as a minister’s wife, fulfilling many duties, such as that of church secretary and Sunday school teacher. She also worked with the youth and directed many Christmas programs.

She was a member of Bengal Christian Church.

Freda enjoyed ceramic design, playing the piano and spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m at the funeral home, with Doug Adams and Russell Ross officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Willow Springs First Christian Church, 310 N. Center St., Willow Springs, Mo. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in West Plains, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bengal Christian Church, 3518 S. County Road 750W, Franklin, IN 46131; American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250; or National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1848.

Online condolences may be shared with Freda’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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