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Rolfe, Iowa - Doris I. Freeman, age 91, died on Monday, April 28, 2003, at Fort Dodge, Iowa

Services were held Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Shared Ministry in Rolfe with interment in Clinton-Garfield Cemetery, Rolfe, with Rev. Tamara EnTin officiating.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry (Alice) Freeman of Rolfe and Joel (Mary Lou) Freeman of Grundy Center; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Lu Mae Coddington of Sylmar, California; brother, Clinton White of Boise, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband Warren; brothers, Lloyd, Glenn, Howard and Julie White; and sisters, Louisa, Grace, Vera, Blanche, Pearl, and Marie.

Doris Ilene White was born on January 28, 1912, at LaWassie, Missouri. She was the daughter of Earl and Ada (Chumley) White. At a young age, her family moved to Iowa. She was educated at Rolfe, graduating from Rolfe High School in 1930. On July 11, 1933, Doris married Warren E. Freeman at Fort Dodge. The couple made their home in Rolfe. Doris worked at the Rolfe school as a cook for three years, and later, she and Warren operated a restaurant for six years. The couple then bought Haucks Clover Farm Store and ran it for twenty years. Warren died on December 28, 1989, and Doris has continued to make her home in Rolfe.

Doris was a member of the Shared Ministry and the Shared Women. She also belonged to a Home Study Club. Doris enjoyed gardening, crocheting, feeding the birds, quilting and was always there to lend a helping hand.

Doris White Freeman recorded some of her memories of the Rolfe area