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Freda L. Nolan

Published: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Freda L. Nolan

STERLING – Freda L. Nolan, 89, of Sterling, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. She was employed by Community General Hospital in Sterling, as a seamstress for 28 years, before retiring.

Freda was born June 8, 1925, in New Boston, Ohio, the daughter of Orville and Irene Farmer. She married Harold Nolan in 1946, in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Freda loved to bowl and play penny-anty poker with her friends. She was an amazing Mom and Grandma, who loved being surrounded by her family on every special occasion. Freda was known for making deviled eggs, pies, and the family favorite, pineapple upside-down cake.

Survivors include her sister, Elsie Spurr of Sterling; her son, Richard (Sharon) Nolan of Lyndon; six grandchildren, Annette (Steve) Towery of Havana, Penny (Paul) Smith of Iowa City, Iowa, Tracy (Michael) Rockwell of Austin, Texas, John (Chris) Ekin of Davenport, Iowa, Rich (Josie) Nolan of Sterling, and Kristy (Tom) Snyder of Moline; 16 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Evan, McKenna, Emily, Sarah, Megan, Hillary, Hailey, Steven, Christopher, Elizabeth, Angella, Ryne, Jacob, Sydney, and Keegan; many stepgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Nolan; parents, Orville and Irene Farmer; and two brothers, Orville “Bud” Farmer and Ike Bivins.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.

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