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Joan Freemyer

Clearfield

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:26 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:09 a.m. CDT

Joan Freemyer, 80, of Clearfield died March 1, 2014, at Lenox Care Center.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield. The Rev. Shurmaine McAlpine will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton. A celebration of life with music by Sweet Rhythm Karaoke will be 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Clearfield Lions Building.  Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church of Clearfield or HCI Care Service (Hospice). Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrong.com.

Beverly Joan (Abarr) Freemyer, daughter of Marietta (Bruner) and Ardith Abarr, was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Blockton.

Joan attended school in Blockton and Clearfield.

On Aug. 25, 1950, Joan married Wesley R. Freemyer at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield.

Joan began as a homemaker and later worked in retail sales. She co-owned and operated Wes’s IGA in Corning. She then worked as a sales representative for Lomar Foods of Des Moines, where she won top sales for three years running and was the first and only female in sales with that company, while living in Branson, Mo.

Wes and Joan then went to Mesa, Ariz., where they worked in real estate, flipping houses. In 1995, Wes and Joan moved back to Clearfield to be near family.

Joan was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Clearfield.

Joan is survived by her husband Wes; children, Wes (Cindy) Freemyer of Oakland, Terry (Bill) Bridgeman of Chandler, Ariz., Kim (Bobby) Thurman of Neosho, Mo., and Rob (Pam) Freemyer of Siloam Springs, Ark.; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Lee Fisher of Clearfield and Phyllis Wood of Portland, Ore.; and brothers, Cecil Abarr of Savannah, Ga., and Larry Abarr of Savannah, Mo.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, son Mike Freemyer, grandson Caitlyn Freemyer; and brothers, Dick Abarr and Jerry Abarr.

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