Former Elsmore resident Freda W. Stange, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Topeka.
Freda was born Sept. 25, 1920, in Lebanon, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Chloda Davis Jones. She grew up in Lebanon where she attended school and was pianist in the Methodist Church.
On June 8, 1941, Freda married Louis Stange and they made their home in Chanute where she worked at Johnson Hospital as a student nurse until Louis returned from the service. They made their home and farmed together west of Elsmore the rest of their married lives. Freda also owned and operated The Fabric Shop in Humboldt, and worked for Humboldt Developmental Center and the Iola Pharmacy. Louis preceded her in death on March 21, 1999.
Freda was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three children, Louis Stange, Jr. and wife, Linda, Uniontown, Ohio, James Stange and wife, Debra, of Howard, and Barbara Kater and husband, Charles, Topeka; son-In-Law Dennis Hawkinson of Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Rebecca Hawkinson and granddaughter Sally.
Funeral will be 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt.
Memorials are suggested to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers) and may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com