Mary Ellen Freeman
Canton-Mary Ellen Freeman, 94, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
She was born on November 3, 1927 in Fiatt to Franklin and Margaret (Stuckey) Putman.
She married Eugene Freeman on September 6, 1946 in Canton. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2011.
Surviving are her children, Linda (Charles) Gebhardt of AZ, Rosemary (the late Tom) Mendenhall of Macomb, Mike (Muriel) Freeman of Canton, Gordon (Susan) Freeman of Canton, Maggie (Lucy Wooten) Freeman of Canton, fourteen grandchildren, Julie (Dave) Smith, Justin Gebhardt, Lori (Rod) Green, Angie (Steve) Baker, Chris Mendenhall, Tim Mendenhall, Jon (Amber) Mendenhall, Brent (Sarah) Freeman, Blair (Stephanie) Freeman, Brooke (Robert) Denniston, Jennifer (Matt) Kees, Matthew (Jaymie) Freeman, Amanda (Justin) Jochums, Jessica (Jason) Tremain, twenty eight great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, one sister, Helen Reffett and sister in law, JoAnn Westover.
Also preceding her in death are several siblings, one granddaughter, Kimberly Mendenhall and one great great grandchild.
Mary Ellen worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell, retiring after 32 years of service.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton. She was also a member of the Farmington Moose, Pioneers of America and the Business and Professional Women's Club.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11 am, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton with a visitation held one hour prior at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
To leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
My tribute was all messed. I loved all of the kids I had in school. You were the greatest.
I am so sorry that I just found out Mary Ellen died. Mary Ellenn was always so beautiful. They last time I saw her I told her that and she said oh no I am not. I have love all of you kidz
Sending prayers to all of the Freeman families. We are thinking about you.
Sending prayers and condolences to all the Freeman families. Although Mary Ellen is with your father now, she will always be in my heart.
We send prayers of condolences to all of the Freeman families ! May all of your beautiful memories give you peace, comfort, and pride in all of your tomorrows !
I have so many happy memories of going to Aunt Mary Ellen and Uncle Gene’s home in the country when I was a kid. It was always full of love and happy kids. I am sending my love to those kids and families during this time of great loss. Mary Ellen will be greatly missed .
Christmas together with Aunt Mary and family was always fun.
Mary Ellen and my mother worked together at Illinois Bell for years. Such a nice lady. Rest easy, Mary Ellen.
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