|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1931|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2010|
Juanita Fern (Hyde) Freeman, youngest daughter of Bernie and Eunice (Day) Hyde, was born January 24, 1931, in Dallas County, Mo. She went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2010, after a courageous bout with cancer.
Juanita graduated from Buffalo High School in 1949, and from Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1953. She began her teaching career at a two room school in rural Dallas County.
In 1954, she was united in marriage to Jack Freeman, and to this union two children were born.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; one brother, Jack Hyde; and one sister, Virginia Hyde.
She is survived by her two children, Rick and wife, Pam Freeman, and Susan and husband, Mick Nutter; three grandchildren, Scott Freeman, Kami and husband, Chad Hathaway, and Bradley Nutter; one brother, Gene Hyde; as well as one special sister-in-law, Bennie Elmore. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, and other family members, her church family, and many friends who will all truly miss her.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. Juanita enjoyed cooking and shopping. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother, sister and husband during their extended illnesses. Juanita's house was a place for good food and good times for her family and friends. Sunday was a special day for family get togethers. She took joy in cooking and providing for her family. Juanita was an accomplished seamstress who made many alterations for people of the community. Juanita was a member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church for 64 years. She stayed active in the church until her illness prevented her from attending.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. January 24, 2010, in Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Mo., under the direction of Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010, in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Oxford Hospice or Buffalo United Methodist Church.
Jack Vernon Freeman (1931 - 2009)*
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Larry Boyd
Record added: Jan 21, 2010
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