Erma Freeman

Monday, March 20, 2017

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Erma J. Freeman, 78, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born on Nov. 11, 1938, in Marshalltown, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy A. and Alice P. Holland Meyer. She first married the late Ronald A. Brown in Moline, Illinois. Later, she married Charles "Sonny" Freeman on Aug. 11, 1972. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 2010.

She and Sonny operated a restaurant in Marble Hill for many years. Her past interests included memberships in the Lioness Club and square dancing.

She was a member of Glen Allen United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, David (Becky) Freeman of Jackson; six daughters, Debbie (Byrd) Melancon of Sikeston, Missouri, Cindy (Lonnie) Yount, Connie Killian, Christine (Rodney) DaVault and Mandy Freeman, all of Marble Hill, and Cathy (Bryan) Stroder of Leopold, Missouri; a brother, Michael Meyer of New York City; a sister, Ellie (Paul) Setser of Rock Island, Illinois; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, a sister, JoAnn Bash, predeceased her.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.

The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Fred Ritter officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the the Bollinger County Veterans Memorial Wall or Lutheran Family Services.