GAYS — Freda Florene (McDermott) Noll, age 96, of Gays passed away at 4:33 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at her residence.

Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Virgil Cisney officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

Freda was born on March 19, 1922 in Cumberland County the daughter of John and Hester Florene (Guy) McDermott. She married Lloyd Payne Noll on December 23, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1994.

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Survivors include her loving daughter, Sherilyn Noll of Gays, IL. In addition to her husband, Freda was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Freda was a devoted farmer’s wife and mother. She was born on a farm and enjoyed farm life. She helped her parents with milking and taking care of the livestock from a very early age. She was assigned the responsibility of raising baby animals that needed a little extra help or were orphaned, and she continued that responsibility throughout her life. Her father gave her a heifer calf for her 18th birthday, and the descendants from that calf are still on the farm today. Freda was a member of the Ash Grove Christian Church and the Odd-Fellow Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and painting pillow tops. Also, she had a great love for flowers and she spent hours caring for them both inside the house and outdoors. Freda and her daughter Sherilyn enjoyed traveling, attending dances and going everywhere together.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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