KANE - Freda Hedlund, 94, of 234 Old Smethport Road, Kane, died Tuesday morning (Jan. 7, 2014) at Kane Community Hospital.
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Born Dec. 20, 1919, in Sheffield, she was the daughter of John and Marie Moore Roth. On May 8, 1941, in Olean, N.Y., she married Lawrence L. Hedlund, who died Jan. 21, 2005.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hedlund was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane, where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Mary Circle. She also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Surviving are a daughter, Judith M. Haight of Ludlow; two sons, Ronald R. (Joan) Hedlund of Erie and Jack L. (Linda) Hedlund of Kane; a sister, Kathryn Roth of Ashville, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; plus several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death, besides her husband and parents, are a son, Roger Hedlund; a grandson, Daniel Hedlund; a great-grandson, Bryan Hannon; and a son-in-law, Ronald Haight; plus four brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc. in Kane, and may attend a service at the funeral home at noon Friday with the Rev. William LaVelle, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the Mount Jewett-Hazel Hurst United Methodist Churches, officiating. Interment will follow in Nebo Cemetery, Mount Jewett.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 112 Greeves St., Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15, 2014