Kathleen Freeman, 90, of Shelbyville

Kathleen Freeman, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2023 at home surrounded by her children, after a long battle of dementia.

She was born November 4, 1932 in Bedford, IN. to Alva and Clara Kopp.

Kathleen married John Freeman on June 13, 1953 and celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on March 28, 2023.

She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for 58 years, always volunteering her service, and enjoyed her experiences traveling to Mexico, Israel and Rome on church trips, and cherished her travels with her husband to Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and throughout the states.  Kathleen was a devout military wife, a home maker raising 4 children while supporting her husband’s military career.  She always put family and friends before herself.  Kathleen was always there to cheer on her children and grandchildren’s activities and sport events, and enjoyed cooking the large family Sunday and holiday dinners.  She had many friends and before coming ill, loved visiting the nursing homes to bring cheer to the residents.

Kathleen is survived by sons, Paul Freeman (wife, Valerie), Phil Freeman; daughter, Theresa Griffin (husband, Frank); grandchildren, Ted Freeman, Ben Freeman (wife, Silvana), Tim Freeman (wife, Marissa), Philip Wells, Natasha Merrick, Ryan Rhoades (wife, Christel), Alicia Rhoades, and Kodey Griffin (wife, Katelyn); great-grandchildren, Naomi, Adalynn, Harlym, Violet, Easton, Ian, Bowen, Christian, Zeya, Isla, Charlie and Oliver.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Mark Freeman; grandsons, Matt Freeman, Errick Freeman; siblings, Warren, Louis, Kenneth, James, Roger, Dorothy, and Howard.

A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday June 20, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, and visitation will follow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday June 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Chris Craig officiating.

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens in the Heros of Honor & Glory Section.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Kathleen’s family.

Memorial contributions may be given to Our Hospice of Southern Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN. 467201; Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN. 46202;  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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