SIKESTON - Mary Lavada Freed, 82, died at 11:30 a.m. May 9, 2006, at her home.
Born March 25, 1924, in Dublin, Ark., to the late Joseph Lenus and Virgie Holt Ranzie, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief.
On March 20, 1943, she married Samuel Everett Manning who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1945. She later married Paul L. Freed on Oct. 1, 1946, in Charleston, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2006.
One son, Travis Dale Freed; one brother; and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Everett and Rose Manning of Carmel, Ind., Richard and Norma Freed of Scott City, Donnie Freed of Sikeston and Michael and Susan Freed of Sikeston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Melvin Guinn of East Prairie, Gail and Floyd Presley of Sikeston and Kathy and Bobby Himes of Sikeston; two sisters, Virginia Davis of Poplar Bluff and Lily May Larson of Seattle; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Bob McNabb, retired Methodist minister, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Manning, Paul Richard Freed, Christopher Himes, Tim Armbruster, Jimmy Whithrow, James Beavers and Michael Hamm.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dalton Freed and Lauren Presley.