Audrey Freeze, 88, of McLeansboro, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Hamilton Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center. He was born on April 20, 1926, in Cedar Grove, Mo., a son of Johnnie and Pheby E. (Derryberry) Freeze. On May 12, 1947, he married Dorothy (Durner) Freeze who survives in McLeansboro. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Pamela Kay Reynolds of McLeansboro; and two grandchildren, Garth K. Reynolds of Springfield and Glenna Katrina Hagan and husband Ian of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters and a son-in-law Gary K. Reynolds. Mr. Freeze worked as a pasteurizer retiring after 37 years with Sealtest Daries in St. Louis. He was a staff sergeant during World War II and served in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 188th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division of the U.S. He was a member of McLeansboro United Methodist Church, Masonic Polk Lodge 137, Scottish Rite 32nd degree of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, a member of American Legion Post 106 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1671. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Jim Peak officiating. Burial was in Ten Mile Cemetery near McLeansboro with graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 106 and the an honor guard from Marion. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. A Masonic service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday by the Polk Lodge 137 Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro was in charge of all of the arrangements.
Published on  July 16, 2014