Obituary

Joy Nell Richardson Freeman

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Joy Nell Richardson Freeman died May 6, 2014, at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Oklahoma to the late John A. and Virgie (Wood) Richardson.

She married Johnny Freeman Sept. 9, 1985, in Eldorado. Joy had served as church treasurer and pianist at the First Methodist Church in Eldorado. She had served as the City Clerk of Eldorado, and was a teller at the First State Bank of Eldorado. She also owned and operated Joys Department Store in Eldorado. Joy loved flowers, gardening, sewing, playing the piano and the accordion.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John Doyle, Hardy Ray and Carrol Richardson; and by a son-in-law, Jimmy Weathers.

Joy is survived by husband Johnny Freeman of Eldorado; three children, Johnny Lynn and Lori Freeman of Altus, Mark and Linda Rumbo, of Hutchinson, Kan., and Marcia Weathers of Eldorado; six grandchildren, Carlie Rumbo of Enid, Brandi Montgomery of Wichita, Kan., Jason McQuiggan of Eldorado, Kris and Kelli McQuiggan of Eldorado, Shawnny and Jerimy Pence of Olustee, Forrest and Christina Weathers of Headrick; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Eldorado. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church of Eldorado, officiated by Bobby Jones. Interment will follow in the Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home, Altus.


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219 6Th St
Eldorado, OK 73537
(580) 633-2500
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Published in Altus Times from May 8 to May 9, 2014