Thursday, June 5, 1952
J. R. FREEMYER DIED May 29
J. R. FREEMYER died at his home in Bedford [Taylor Co. IA], May 29, after an illness of several years.
Funeral services were held at Athelstan Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Evan ROUTH, pastor of the
Bedford Christian Church. Burial was in the Athelstan cemetery.
Joshua Roland Freemyer, son of John E[lmer] and
Clarabella [Clara Bell (RUSCO)] FREEMYER, was born at Athelstan, Iowa, Dec. 31, 1893, and died at the age of
58 years, five months, 28 days.
He was married to Zola CAMPBELL of Athelstan August 29, 1915. To them were
born five children, all of whom survive.
Mr. FREEMYER's entire life was spent in Taylor County, moving to
Bedford eight years ago. He made his confession of Christ in young manhood, joining the Baptist church at
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife; three sons and two daughters: Truman O. of Coin,
[Agnes] Elaine of Albert Lea, Minn., Mrs. Louise BESCO of Albert Lea, Elmer F. of Conway, Leo B. of Albert
Lea. Also nine grandchildren; two sisters, Zelda SICKELS of Athelstan, Agnes SOPER of Alaska; four brothers,
Arthur of Hopkins, Ansel of Conway, Harold of Paige, Nebr., Zelbert of Bedford.
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