Freeman, Opal Marie
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age 94, Phoenix, AZ, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was born on January 18, 1920 in Frankfort, Indiana. Opal was the fourth of six children born to George Henry and Stella Marie Riley. When Opal was 14 her family moved to Coshocton, Ohio where she met the love of her life, Frank J. Freeman who preceded her in death. They moved to Phoenix in 1952 where they raised their three children. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. In addition to her three children Steve (Tenchie) Freeman, Susan (Ron) Wells, and Kathy (Sam) Johnson, Opal is survived by her brother and sister, Pete Riley and Georgia Markley of Coshocton, Ohio and a brother, James Riley of Boulder City, Nevada, eight grandchildren, 22 great-grand children and 3 step grand children. Opal was an avid gardener which made her backyard a place of beauty where birds would come for her to feed them. She lived a long and beautiful life and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A funeral is planned for Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Messinger Mortuary 7601 E. Indian School Road with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to
, 1982 E. Woodside Court, Gilbert, AZ 85297-7333
7601 E. Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014