FREED, Ida 1868-1937
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/3/2011 at 13:39:15
Mrs. George Freed died last Friday at the home of her son Leo. She was 69 years old. She was a continuous resident of Grundy county for 57 years.
Funeral services were held at the Ivester church last Sunday with the local pastor, Rev. Earl M. Frantz, officiating. Burial was by the side of the husband in the Ivester church cemetery.
Ida Ellen Meyers, daughter of Samuel and Susan Meyers, was born in Somerset county, Pa., May 13, 1868, and passed away at the home of her son Leo and family near Eldora, Iowa, Nov. 19, 1937, at the age of 69 years.
In 1876 she came with her parents to Marshall county, Iowa, where they resided for four years, and then they moved to a farm near Whitten in 1880.
On February 23, 1898, she was united in marriage to Geo. Freed. She and her husband lived one year on a farm 4 miles northwest of Ivester, and later moved to what was the old home 3 miles southwest of Ivester where they lived until the death of Mr. Freed in August, 1935. Since then she has made her home with Leo and the family where she was tenderly loved and cared for by all.
When a girl she united with the Alice Church of God but 25 years ago she and her husband and sons united with the Ivester Church of the Brethren, in which faith she has been very loyal since.
Mrs. Freed was a member of a family of 11 children, three of whom survive her, namely Sam Meyers and Mrs. Amanda Callaway, both of Whitten, and Mrs. Mary Vinton of St. Cloud, Minn. She is also survived by her two sons, Leo and Robert, of the Ivester community, and 8 grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and multitudes of friends.
Mrs. Freed has not been in very good health for a number of years but she has never complained. She did all that she could to regain her health, not so much for her own sake but for the sake of those who loved her. She always prayed that she might not be a burden to others, although she never tired of ministering to those about her. Her beautiful spirit and her happy disposition were an inspiration to all who knew her. Her loyal devotion to her family, her church and her friends was never known to waver. She carried on well in all of the finer things of life and the memory of her life will rest as a sweet benediction, as well as a mighty challenge to all those who are left behind.
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