Lois Kimberlin Freeman
Services for Lois Kimberlin Freeman are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Healdton, OK, with Bill McFatridge officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. She passed away May 11, 2009. Pallbearers will be Bill Freeman, Jr., Col. Vince Freeman, Jr., Carl McFatridge, Robert Solis, Bobby Solis, Buck McFatridge, Michael Haley, Maj. Jason Jefferis, Charles Devenport, Charles Kimberlin, Jamie Jones, Jim Kimberlin and Richard Kimberlin. Lois was born near Comanche, August 12, 1913, just one day before the first well was brought into the Healdton Oil Field. When she was just six weeks old, her parents; Am and Fannie Kimberlin, left the farm and came to the oil field with their three small children. She attended Dundee Schools, married William Freeman, January 19, 1930. They were married over 68 years and had four children. Living in the Healdton Area her whole life, Lois was active in school and church activities. She taught Sunday School for more than 70 years, a member of the First Baptist Church. Lois was a great historian, especially writing stories about early days in the Oil Field. She wrote many stories about her families and helped compile a history of the Dundee School. Her last book was written at the age of 95. It is entitled; “My Memories”. A strong supporter of Dundee, she was a charter member of the Dundee Alumni Association and worked diligently for many years to keep the annual Dundee Alumni Banquets going.
She is survived by two sons; Billy and wife, Dee Freeman and Vince Freeman and Regena Freeman, two daughters; Wilma Freeman McFatridge and husband, Bill, and Helen Freeman Hessom. One sister-in-law; Liz Kimberlin, also survived by 15 grandchildren, 28 great grand children and 17 great-great grandchildren, and a special caregiver, Kilby Whitsett. Proceded in death by husband, William Freeman; Brothers; A.W. “Dude” Kimberlin, Jr., Charlie Kimberlin, Bobby Kimberlin, sisters; Lucille Devenport, Lorene Whitmore, Pauline Blanton and son-in-law; John Hessom. Memorials may be made to the Dundee Alumni Association, in care of Virginia Duke, 601 South 8th Street, Healdton, OK, 73438.
The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the funeral home.
Services are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Healdton.