Nov. 20, 1935--Oct. 8, 2005
COLLINS, Mo. -- Bobbie Jane Freeman, 69, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2005) at her home near Collins, Mo., surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle with breast cancer.
She was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Gatesville, Texas, to Robert and Jean Kitley.
She married Max Cook on Nov. 20, 1954. They farmed and raised livestock for many years. Bobbie was a dedicated farm wife who loved taking care of the animals.
After moving to Missouri in 1981, she married Roy Freeman on May 20, 1982. She enjoyed raising cattle, which she did for many years. Later on, she cleaned homes for several people, who became her friends.
Her greatest passions were her garden and saving animals. She could not pass by or turn away a suffering animal.
She was preceded in death by her father and infant sister, Betty.
She is survived by Roy; her mother; her daughters, Gail Kathol and husband Mike of Kearney and Diane Donnell of Collins, Mo.; son, Mike Cook and wife, Cindy of Grand Island; stepsons, Roy Freeman and wife, Judy and David Freeman and wife, Lois of Collins, Mo.; stepdaughters, Stephanie Matoon and husband, Jim of Fort Collins, Colo., and Linda McDermott and husband, Jim of Denver, Colo.; sixteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Coon Creek Baptist Church in Collins. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorials are being accepted in her name at the Osceola Veterinary Clinic in Osceola, Mo.