Freida L. Van Meter, 85, of Shawnee, KS (formerly of Kansas City, KS), passed away August 18, 2003, at the Villa St. Francis. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2003, at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with an Eastern Star service to be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Parkinson' s Foundation.

Freida was born June 21, 1918, in Ray County, MO. She worked as a sales representative for Montgomery Wards, retiring in 1989. Freida attended Emerson Park Christian Church and was a member of True Kindred and Eastern Star, where she was Past Worthy Matron. Preceding her in death was her husband Laddie in 1974. Survivors include son Jerry Van Meter; daughter Janice Parlin and her husband Merton; sisters Grace Wrisinger, Emma MacDonald, Sally Mennick, Betsy Hodson, and Doris Calvert; 8 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. (Arr. Maple Hill Funeral Home, 913-831-3345)

From: The Kansas City Star, MO - August 19, 2003


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