The Lusk Herald
November 2, 1961
Jesse Freeman Dies in Illinois
Jesse T. Freeman, 79, a resident of the Keeline community for 39 years, died Sunday in Mattoon, Ill. as the result of a stroke suffered two months ago.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James Davis officiating. Jesse Freeman, Mr. Freeman's grandson sang as a solo "The Old Rugged Cross." A quartet of Al Davenport, Dave Wood, Mrs. Hobart Cockerham and Mrs. A. F. DeCastro sang "Going Down the Valley" and "Beyond the Sunset," with Mrs. J. P. Watson as organist. Pallbearers were Emery Gaukel, Leo Heins, C. E. Marvin, Dick Lee, James B. Smith and Dan Deilman . Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Jesse Truman Freeman, son of Anderson and Mary Martin Freeman, was born in Clay County, Ill. October 15, 1882. He became a member of the Congregational Church at an early age. He married Hazel Altheia Mason December 30, 1906 and they were the parents of nine children. In 1910 they came to Wyoming where he took a homestead and also operated a store and served as postmaster in Keeline. He retired in 1949 and they moved back near Toledo, Ill. to make their home. Mrs. Freeman died in 1951. He married Amanda McKnelly August 14, 1952.
Survivors include his wife, six sons, Curtis and Warren, Keeline, Ralph of Pittsburgh, Penn.; Vaughn and Lee of Casper, and Arthur , Brush, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Perlenfein, Fort Morgan, Colo., Mrs. Lucille Emery, Jay Em, and Mrs. Vira Haller, Casper; two brothers, three sisters, 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Infant Son Baker (February 14, 1959 - February 14, 1959)Donovan Herbert Emery (April 29, 1924 - October 18, 1990)Joshua Hazen Emery (August 18, 1976 - September 9, 1994)Lucille F. Emery (October 23, 1925 - May 5, 2006)Chester Warren Freeman (October 26, 1921 - December 31, 1996)Hazel Althea Freeman (March 12, 1890 - July 15, 1951)Helen Marie Freeman (March 2, 1919 - April 10, 2005)Linda Lorraine Freeman (November 27, 1956 - December 4, 1956)Phyllis Irene Freeman (October 5, 1931 - December 9, 2011)Timothy Wayne Freeman (September 23, 1953 - November 16, 1957)Gus F. Perlenfein (Date Unknown - January 4, 1980)Helen Margaret Perlenfein (February 24, 1914 - March 16, 1977)
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