JERICO SPRINGS-Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenfield Cemetery for Hazel Lucille Freedle, 99, Jerico Springs, who died Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brumback Funeral Home in Stockton.
Survivors include a cousin, Lavina (Achey) and husband Kenneth Richmond, Webb City; two friends, Virgel Rutledge and Mary Lawrence, both of Jerico Springs, and several nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Myrtle (Clarence) Wilcox, Covina, Calif., Addie May (Glen) Heifner, Monroe, Iowa and Beaulah Kennedy, Jerico Springs and Malven Kennedy, Hollister; a brother, Finis (Mildred Long) Swickard, Fulton, Kan.; two nieces, Linda (Kennedy) Gloyd and husband Kenneth, Springfield, and Wanda (Wilcox) McKay, Temacula, Calif.
Mrs. Freedle was born April 26, 1914, west of Stockton, near Hope Well, to Samuel Ray and Mollie Pearl (Athey) Swickard. She learned at an early age to work hard and always do the best she could. She was a quiet woman, but never too busy to listen to others.
Her parents moved southwest of Jerico Springs, where she met her husband, Claude Freedle. They were united in marriage on April 19, 1935. After that, they went west for about a year to share crop in the orchards. Claude was then called to serve his country in World War II. Mrs. Freedle spent the majority of her life on their farm near Jerico Springs. Her health failed and the last 10 years she was a resident at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood.