Marjorie I. (Stone) Freed, 97, of Alanson, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Bay Bluffs extended care facility in Harbor Springs.
Marjorie was born March 30, 1915, in a log cabin in Littlefield Township. She was the eldest child of Allen and Marvel (Hall) Stone. She grew up in the Alanson/Petoskey area and graduated from Alanson High School in 1933. After holding cooking positions for several families on Burt Lake and Indianapolis, Ind., she attended Lansing Business School.
On June 11, 1943, Marjorie married Grant E. Freed in Shepherd, Mich., where the couple made their home. During that time, Marjorie was employed at the Shepherd Grain and Bean.
In May 1949, the Freed family moved back to Alanson. Marjorie continued her bookkeeping skills by assisting Grant in his cottage care business until he died in August 1982. She remained in Alanson before moving to a nursing home in 2007.
Marjorie enjoyed corresponding with friends and family. She loved arranging flowers, was an avid reader, a prayer warrior, financially savvy and full of wisdom which came out in numerous verbal sayings. After growing up in the Burt Lake Christian Church, attending various Disciples of Christ churches in Indiana, Lansing and mid-Michigan, she became a charter member of the Alanson Nazarene Church.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Amelia Freed, of Alanson; and brother, Donald S. Stone, of Palm Springs, Calif. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne and Robert Stone, and her sisters, Evylyn Person and Peggy Shackelford.
"For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain" - Philippians 1:21
Private graveside services will take place at the Littlefield Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Manna Food Project, 8791 McBride Park Court, Harbor Springs, Mich. 49740.
Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the Freed family. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.
Marjorie I. (Stone) Freed, 97
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