Dorothy Mathis Freeman

Dorothy K. (Mathis) Freeman, 82, of Rushville died at 10:46 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Virginia, a daughter of Raymond and Velda Knippenberg Fanning. She married Fred Mathis in 1951 and then married Fred Freeman in 1978. Both preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Rose; and one brother, Richard Fanning.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Reece of Astoria; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She tended bar at American Legion Post in Vermont, and she was a home healthcare provider with Hands Across Illinois in Canton.

She attended Grace Bible Church in Astoria.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the memorial home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/1/2011

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