F. Paige Freeman

F. Paige Freeman, 79, of Kingman went to his heavenly home on Sept. 6, 2008. Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Eubanks Freeman of the home, his wife of 51 years; two sons, Michael Paige (Marikay), Dunkirk, Md., and David Joseph (Doreen), Brush, Colo.; three granddaughters, Alex, Kelsey and Janice Paige (Md.); one grandson, Jesse (Colo.), and one step-granddaughter, Laura Kastens (Lincoln, Neb.). He is also survived by a brother, David F. Freeman (June), Mountain Home, Ark. Five brothers preceded Mr. Freeman in death: Richard, Harold, Robert, Edmund and Powell.

Mr. Freeman was born in South Park (Merriam), Kan., to Harold F. and Leona Freeman on March 20, 1929. He attended South Park Grade and Shawnee Mission High schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1948 and was assigned to service in Japan in 1949. He was reassigned to the (G-3) X Corps while being reactivated for the landing at Inchon, Korea, in September of 1950 and was discharged as a Sgt. 1st Class in February of 1952. Following his discharge, Mr. Freeman worked for the Armed Forces Security Agency in D.C. and returned to Kansas City and enrolled in college, which he attended for two years. He became involved in the feed and feeding of livestock as a feed consultant and retired from GTA Feeds of Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1986. Following their retirement, the Freemans moved to Mound City, Kan., where they made their home until February of 2000.

They are members of Grace Lutheran Church. Mr. Freeman will be interred at the church columbarium. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St.