From a newspaper clipping from
Steuben Republican April 20, 1955 obituary for
Bessie Aldrich Freed from the estate sale of Dessa (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000
"Bessie (Aldrich) Freed, daughter of William and Rebecca (Hobbs) Aldrich,
was born August 11, 1901, at Butler, Indiana and passed away April 8, 1955
the Cameron Hospital at Angola, Indiana, at the age of fifty-three years,
seven months and twenty-five days.
Her youth was spent in and around Butler, and most of the remainder
life she lived in Steuben county. She was a member of the Methodist Church
October 9, 1919, she was united in marriage with Ralph Freed. To
union were born four daughters, Lois, now Mrs. Harold Nelson of Fremont,
Indiana; Phyllis, who is Mrs. Ernest Pendergrass, of Los Angeles, California;
Joyce, now Mrs. Harold Grabe, of Sturgis, Michigan, and Janean, at home.
Preceeding her in death were her father, a half-sister, Reba Anstett,
half-brother, Holland Swynehardt. Surviving besides the husband and
daughters are the sons-in-law, also her mother, Mrs. George Swynehardt, and
half sister, Mary Swynehardt, both of DeKalb, Illinois; seven grandchildren,
Sonja and Connie Nelson, James and Linda Pendergrass and Douglas, Norman
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Angola Methodist
the Rev. L.G. Sapp officiating, assisted by the Rev. Edwin Jaycox. Interment
was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The family of Bessie Freed, wish in this manner to extend our grateful
appreciation to the many friends and relatives. Doctors Rausch and Artz,
staff of the Cameron Hospital, Rev. Sapp and Rev. Jaycox for their
conforting words. Mrs. Jaycox for her music and all kindness shown
the sickness and death of our beloved wife, mother and sister.
RALPH AND JANEAN FREED
MR. AND MRS. HAROLD NELSON AND FAMILY
MR. AND MRS. ERNEST PENDERGRASS AND FAMILY
MR. AND MRS. HAROLD GRABE AND FAMILY
REBECCA AND MARY SWYNEHARDT"
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson