Friday Find

Do you have obituary clippings in your files? If so, have you identified all of them?

As I was going thru my RICKETTS notebook, I found a clipping for Mrs. Adele Freeman.

Freeman Services Held

Funeral Services for Mrs. Adele Freeman, 617 West fifth Ave., who died Sunday in St. Mary’s Hospital, were held Tuesday morning in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They were conducted by the Rev. Andrew Jamison, O. F.M> The servers were Steven Bock and William Albin, the organist was Mary Burke Norton and the pallbearers were Clyde Ford, Gerald and Jack Goll, Paul R. Palmer, Louis Prachal and Dr. Glen A. Heese. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Out-of-town relatives who attended were Anna V. Yauck, Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Carson Lewis, Las Cruces, N. M., and Armond Belleau, Kansas City, Mo.

Unfortunately, I don’t know why my grandmother saved this clipping and I have no idea how I might be related to Mrs. Adele Freeman.

Searching Find A Grave, I found a memorial that seems to match.

Since the burial was in Emporia, I searched to see if the 1971 Emporia, Kansas newspaper had been digitized.

I haven’t been successful in figuring out Adele’s maiden name or who the other relatives are. The only ‘hint’ I’ve found that might be a clue to this family is an obituary for Edwin Arndt Sr. published in the 20 Aug 1999 issue of the Quad-City-Times (Iowa). This obituary identifies a sister named Anna Yauck of Phillips, Wis.

Even with this obituary I haven’t been able to figure out Adele Freeman’s family, let alone why her obituary was saved by my grandmother.