Bernice Moore (Woodward) Freeman

April 1, 1924November 3, 2018

Bernice Moore (Woodward) Freeman was born on April 1, 1924 in Byhalia, Mississippi and passed away on November 3, 2018 in Drexel, Missouri


  • Basil Freeman, Husband
  • Carole Almos, Daughter
  • Steve Almos, Son-in-law
  • Ed Freeman, Son
  • Jackie Freeman, Daughter-in-law
  • Craig Freeman, Son
  • Cathy Freeman, Daughter-in-law
  • Bernice always leaves behind to cherish her memory 10 grandchildren, 18 great, 2 great great grandchildren and many niece and nephews.

  • Shane Smith, Pallbearer
  • Chad Smith, Pallbearer
  • Trent Freeman, Pallbearer
  • Gavin Gemsky, Pallbearer
  • Craig Freeman, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Jacob Freeman, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Bernice Moore (Woodward) Freeman

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Suzzie From Germany

November 10, 2018

I am so sad that my lovely host „Nanny“ has passed away. She was so friendly, warm and open to me during my stay at Carole‘s house. The way she and Grandpa treated each other impressed me so much.
Thank God I had the chance to get to know her.
My beloved host family is in my thoughts.
Love, Suzzie

Bailey Smith

November 6, 2018

A living angel, all my memories of her are pleasant and happy. I am grateful to share her genes and I feel a deep saddness to have not seen her in as long as I have. Rest easy, Nanny.

Corbyn Smith

November 6, 2018

Whenever we would travel out to see family, Nanny was one of the people I was most excited to see. Nanny had such a kind and loving energy to her that no matter what we did while visiting it felt special and precious. I will always keep the wonderful memories I have there close to my heart and cherish the time I got to spend with her. She made all of our lives better by knowing her, may she rest in peace.

Nancy Pahler

November 6, 2018

Aunt Bernice was a beautiful gracious lady whom I adored. I have fond memories of visiting with my parents, Earl and Ida Pahler, when I was young and she will definitely be missed. Sending prayers for comfort.

Jim Freeman

November 5, 2018

It is with profound sadness that Janice and I send our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Aunt Bernice. We would exchange family news in our Christmas cards and I was able to visit when I was back in Lawrence to see dad. Aunt Bernice was a kind, gracious lady with a warm and inviting smile and I will miss her very much. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you peace at this time of great loss.

Annie (Mary Ann) & Hank Willems

November 4, 2018

I love my Aunt Bernice so very, very much. Seems like yesterday that She, Uncle “Big” & my cousins were either at our home, or my family was in Lenexa on weekends. We sure seemed to eat a lot of hot dogs as kids. I took after Aunt Bernice as she always had a “coke” for breakfast. I do that too! Her teeny Southern twang was so fun to listen to, especially if she felt the need to scold my Uncle. She treated my Mom like a real Sister-not a sister-in-law! My heart goes out to Uncle Big, Ed, Carole, Craig (little brother) and your spouses and all your children. I always think that “We cry, because we have lost someone, and cry also out of the joy and fond memories they gave us.” I will miss you, Aunt Bernice. Annie