Jean Freeman (1-13-18) service 1-19-18
Jean Marie Freeman, age 93, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Hillview Health Center.
Jean was born in La Verne, California to the late Martin and Mary Brewer Scapple.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Freeman Sr.; and one brother, William B. Scapple and his wife, Betty.
Jean moved to Elizabethton in 1991 and was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. She had worked as an office manager for Hardin County Nursing Home for 16 years. Jean enjoyed knitting, gardening, reading (loved books) and cooking. She loved animals and supported them through ASPCA and she also supported the Navajo Indian Children’s Charity.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Dr. John L. Freeman Jr and wife Katherine, of Elizabethton and William P. Freeman and wife Ann, of Johnson City; her daughter, Marilou Hildenbrand and husband John, of Thibodaux, Louisiana; six grandchildren, Fran Spero, Dr. John Hildenbrand and wife Betsy, Dr. Natalie Freeman, Lee A. Freeman and wife Erin, James Freeman and Melissa Freeman; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Spero, Ian Spero, Christian Hildenbrand, Grayson Hildenbrand, Alex Hildenbrand, Stuart Hildenbrand, Luke Anderson, John Anderson and John Clark Freeman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside and inurnment service for Jean Marie Freeman was conducted at 10:45 a.m., on Friday, Jan. 19, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Paul Helphinstine officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jean’s friends at Sycamore Springs Assisted Living in Elizabethton, especially Carolyn Pless.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or to the Elizabethton/ Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Freeman and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, Tennessee office 423-542-2232, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.