OBITUARY

Joyce Freeman

March 23, 1929April 20, 2021
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Joyce Freeman, 92, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born on March 23, 1929, in Evansville, to William and Grace (Reddinger) Brother.

She was a graduate of Bosse High School where she was proud of being a Majorette. Joyce married Donnis Freeman in 1946. In 1955, together they started Evansville Lithograph Co. Inc. in the basement of their home. Their son Kirk joined the business in 1975. Joyce and Kirk moved their business to its current location at Walnut and Vann in 1977. She continued working and running the business with her son until her retirement in 2018. She was active in the Hadi Shrine and Honored Ladies, and Daughters of the Nile where she was a member of the Egyptian Band. Joyce was a member of several bridge clubs. She enjoyed bowling and loved playing cards, working puzzles and dancing at the Central Turners. Joyce loved her neighborhood get-togethers on Bergdolt Road. She was a natural caretaker and enjoyed attending her husband, sons', and grandchildren's sporting events, especially baseball. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donnis Freeman; and sister, Marjorie Bogan.

She is survived by her sons, Denny Freeman (Jan) of Carmel, IN, Randy Freeman (Debby) of Naperville, IL, and Kirk Freeman (Amy) of Evansville; grandchildren, Jeff Freeman, Julie Watson (Travis), Mike Freeman (Jenny), Lindsay Freeman, Andy Freeman (Amy), Jason Freeman (Danielle), and Emily Fenwick (Brandon); and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Alexander East Chapel with Rev. Andy Payton officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home. The service will be livestreamed at www.Facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hadi Shrine Transportation Fund or The Methodist Temple.

  • FAMILY

  • Denny Freeman (Jan), Son
  • Randy Freeman (Debby), Son
  • Kirk Freeman (Amy), Son
  • Jeff Freeman, Grandson
  • Julie Watson (Travis), Granddaughter
  • Mike Freeman (Jenny), Grandson
  • Lindsay Freeman, Granddaughter
  • Andy Freemsn (Amy), Grandson
  • Jason Freeman (Danielle), Grandson
  • Emily Fenwick (Brandon), Granddaughter
  • Donnis Freeman, Husband (deceased)
  • William Henry Brother, Father (deceased)
  • Grace Winnie (Reddinger) Brother, Mother (deceased)
  • Marjorie Bogan, Sister (deceased)
  • Joyce also leaves behind twelve great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

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  • Burial

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Todd Stokes

April 28, 2021

Kirk and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful and kind woman. I have such fond memories of working for both of you. I hope you and your family are well and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Todd Stokes

Adam Clements

April 23, 2021

I loved reading the bio and seeing the pictures. Her smile made everything brighter. We'll miss her. Adam

Bob Barrett

April 23, 2021

Kirk, Denny....Sorry for your loss....Bob Barrett

Janet Leistner

April 23, 2021

Kirk and family,

So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a sweet lady. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

Take care,
Janet and Howard Leistner.

Kirsten Cannon

April 22, 2021

I am so very sad to hear of Aunt Joyce’s passing. You have my very deepest sympathies. I have such wonderful memories of hanging out with Aunt Joyce in her printing shop. She was so sweet to let me tag along. I remember her cute smile and laughter, we were always laughing about something. She was a very cool aunt to me and I will always be grateful for her many kindnesses.

Much love,
Kirsten

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Biography

Joyce Freeman, 92, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born on March 23, 1929, in Evansville, to William and Grace (Reddinger) Brother.

She was a graduate of Bosse High School where she was proud of being a Majorette. Joyce married Donnis Freeman in 1946. In 1955, together they started Evansville Lithograph Co. Inc. in the basement of their home. Their son Kirk joined the business in 1975. Joyce and Kirk moved their business to its current location at Walnut and Vann in 1977. She continued working and running the business with her son until her retirement in 2018. She was active in the Hadi Shrine and Honored Ladies, and Daughters of the Nile where she was a member of the Egyptian Band. Joyce was a member of several bridge clubs. She enjoyed bowling and loved playing cards and working puzzles. Joyce loved her neighborhood get-togethers on Bergdolt Road. She was a natural caretaker and enjoyed attending her husband, sons', and grandchildren's sporting events, especially baseball. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donnis Freeman; and sister, Marjorie Bogan.

She is survived by her sons, Denny Freeman (Jan) of Carmel, IN, Randy Freeman (Debby) of Naperville, IL, and Kirk Freeman (Amy) of Evansville; grandchildren, Jeff Freeman, Julie Watson (Travis), Mike Freeman (Jenny), Lindsay Freeman, Andy Freeman (Amy), Jason Freeman (Danielle), and Emily Fenwick (Brandon); and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Alexander East Chapel with Rev. Andy Payton officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hadi Shrine Transportation Fund or The Methodist Temple.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.