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Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Ave, Hamilton, OH

OBITUARY

Freda J. Retherford

November 17, 1945February 26, 2020

Freda Retherford, Age 74 of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Bethesda Butler Hospital. She was born on November 17, 1945 to Paris Wicker and Anna Braden in New Boston, Ohio. She grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio. On June 20, 1964, in Hamilton, Freda married John Retherford. She was a retired school bus driver for Hamilton City Schools for 15 years before retiring. Freda was a labor activist and president for OAPSE AFSCME union while with the Hamilton City Schools. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and politics. Her favorite prayer was the Serenity Prayer. Freda is survived by her companion Mark Baker of Hamilton, and children John Retherford of Ft. Myers, Keith Retherford of Hamilton, and Christine Retherford (Linda Hambly) of Columbus; grandchildren, Jesse Wilson (Jasmine Razo), John Retherford, Ian Retherford, Samuel Hardin, Savannah Hardin, and Alexander Levline; and great-grandson Reid. She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Mary, Delores, Harriet, and Patricia; her daughter Cynthia; and granddaughter Victoria. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

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Andi Williams

March 2, 2020

When life hands us a place where those who are closest to us leave this world, we feel such saddness, we feel like we are unsure of the tomorrows, but as the sun rises again each day, we are reminded that our place is still here to carry on. With the precious memories that will remind you of the yesterdays, and to find the strength to face the tomorrows, remember no matter where you are your mom is watching over you and she will always be near. May you find inner peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Patty Huston-Holm

March 1, 2020

What a blessing to call your daughter, Christine, a friend in this past year. I am honored to have shared tears with her and Linda in church today. God bless you all.

janie colwell

March 1, 2020

Prayers for you and your family
sorry for your loss

Christine Retherford

March 1, 2020

I miss you already. I love you Mom.

Tammy Coleman (Fornshell)

March 1, 2020

Awe the memories.....
Prayers for Kris and Linda, family and friends. Let there be no more sorrow, pain, frustrations and sleepless nights! Let there be peace and a comforting calm be restored upon all
May you rest in peace Freda....

Judy Fornshell

March 1, 2020

I remember all the fun times we had, the coffee breaks in your kitchen and mine, and the closeness we had. I will miss you. Rest in peace in God's arms. Sending my love to Kriss a wonderful, caring daughter.

Karen and Jeff Fornshell

February 29, 2020

Retherford family: Jeff and I are so very sorry for the loss of Freda. Keeping everyone in prayer.

don thomas

February 29, 2020

freda,
such fun and sweet lady.her smile always made me smile so glad i met and becaame friends with family.she will be missed....love you freda

Sandy Wolffer

February 27, 2020

I can’t believe she is gone. May she rest in peace. We were friends also working friends for many years driving school bus fot Hamilton School district.
We shared many hours of fun and some stressful times, but we got through it.
Miss you Freda.

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