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Sue Ann Freemyer

July 19, 1934 — October 28, 2022

Sue Ann (Andrews) Freemyer
Sue Ann (Andrews) Freemyer was born in Allerton, Iowa, on July 19, 1934 to Homer and Thelma (Barrickman) Andrews. She was blessed with a younger and older brother, Larry and Ted Andrews. God took her peacefully, by the hand, On October 28, 2022, at 88 years of age.
Sue grew up on a farm in Allerton, IA., attended and graduated from Allerton High School in 1951. She went on to graduate from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, in 1955 with a BS in Home Economics. Go Cyclones!
Sue met the love of her life, Donald Jerry Freemyer, in Creston, IA., and they married on July 5, 1958, in Allerton, IA. Three children were born to this union: Deanna Joy, Dawn Jill and David Jay. Sue has since been blessed with five grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren, and one great-great- grandson. Sue loved and was proud of her family. She marveled over her grandchildren.
Sue began her career in Creston, IA., as a Union County Home Economist. She spent most of her working years as Adult Homemaking Coordinator/community and Family Living coordinator at Southwest Community College, Creston , Iowa. Sue scheduled and provided non-tuition Homemaking classes in rural, small and large communities for 21 years. The Bridal Show at SWCC was one of her favorite events. Sue Ann was a Wayne County Crop share owner.
She had many achievements in her life. She was a MO Valley Achievement Award Winner, member and officer of Iowa Association of Lifelong Learning, member of MO Valley AEA, and presented the "Rookie of the Year Award," for first year employees, by the state of Iowa, on behalf of Southwestern Community College. She was a member of the Union Co. Beef Producers, Union Co. Swine Producers, organized five different record keeping classes for farmers and taught farm classes four nights a week in the local school district. Sue organized the Annual Observance of Agricultural Day for 12 years; stressing the importance of working as "Partners in Agriculture."Her last two years at SWCC she was the Ag Coordinnator as part of her job responsibilities. She worked in three counties promoting Women History Week. Sue had a passion for "Lifelong Learning."
Sue Ann started the first urban 4-H Club in Creston, and one of the first co-ed clubs in Iowa. She was awarded a 4-H Alumni Award, was an Assistant 4-H leader, judged county fairs for 30 years, and when the "Make it Yourself with Wool" contest was discontinued in SW Iowa, Sue worked with the National Organization of Sheep Farmers to raise monies and held one at the SW IA Ewe/Lamb Seminar. Sue was named an "Outstanding Young Woman of America."
While in Creston, Sue was on the Creston Board of Adjustments, member of the State Historical Society, Political Precinct Chairman and former member of the Farm Bureau.
Sue lived in Creston with her family until retirement when she and Jerry moved to Lebanon, Missouri.
Sue Ann loved shopping for antiques, attending auctions and flea markets with Jerry. She loved gardening, canning and freezing vegetables. For two years she had a spot on the local radio station promoting this to homemakers. Sue loved reading, growing plants and flowers. She and Jerry loved traveling, especially in Mid Missouri and Southwest Missouri.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave, Creston, Iowa, Friday, November 11, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. Friday, until the start of service at Powers Funeral Home, Creston. Sue and Jerry's burial will be at the South Lawn Cemetery , Seymour, Iowa, following the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family who desires to honor Sue, in some way, with the help of Southwestern Community College, Creston, IA.
Survivors include; two daughters, Deanna Kepner-McLean (Johnny), Chillicotohe, MO, and Dawn Freemyer(Roger Umphres), Willard, MO; one son, David Freemyer (Christie), Meadville, MO; ;sister in law, Shirley Andrews, Allerton , IA; sister in law, Connie Spainhower (Rex), Creston, IA; five grandchildren, Keith Kepner, Casey Kepner (Andrea), Katie Kadlec (Rick), Jacob Freemyer (Jessica) and Kaylie Tucker; twelve great grandchildren, Clayton Kepner, Connor Kepner, Allie Kepner, Crue Kepner, Avery Kepner, Cohen Kepner, Caroline Kadlec, Dallas Freemyer, Dakota Freemyer, Rose Freemyer, Gabriel Fogle and Kyler Fogle; one great-great grandson, Beckham Kepner, and her fur baby and best friend, Abby the chihuahua.She was preceded in death by her parents; Homer and Thelma Andrews, parents-in-laws, Eugene and Manola Freemyer, brothers; Ted and Larry Andrews; brothers-in-law; Gene and Bill Freemyer; sisters-in-law, Mildred Andrews and Peggy Freemyer; nieces, Marla Andrews and Rebecca Freemyer, and son-in-law, Dennis Kepner,
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Friday, November 11, 2022

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