TROY - Maudie Ellen Frees, 69, of Troy, passed away Thursday, Feb, 21, 2013, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. She was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Greenup, Ky., to the late William and Bertha Marie (Riley) Hereford. Her husband, Lester Frees Sr., preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Lester Frees Jr., Jerry Carter, Gary Frees, Brian Frees, Todd Frees, Robin Hawkins, and Faith Frees; brother, Charles Hereford; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Ellen was preceded in death by one daughter, Rita, and 10brothers and sisters.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Ellen was formerly employed with Spring Hill Nurseries and Mencisk's Steak House.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown. Friends may call from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Feb. 21, 2013