Freeda Mae Reinier, 96, Silver Lake, Indiana, passed away at her home September 28, 2020 at 11:41 a.m. Born into a large family, Freeda was one of ten children. She was born on March 29, 1924 in Salem, Indiana, to Edwin David and Ethel Josephine (Blevins) Adkins.
Living through the trials and tribulations of life, and the loss of seven children, Freeda kept her faith. It was family that kept her going through the tough times in life. On May 23, 1942 Freeda married Leslie Edward Albertson and later married Elmo Charles Lee on February 26, 1946. Freeda then married Charles Reinier.
Most of Freeda’s life was spent as a homemaker. For a small period of time however, she worked in home healthcare. When the children were keeping her busy, Freeda enjoyed making quilts, but her true passion was her garden. She spent many hours making sure her flowers and vegetables were doing well. Freeda loved spending time with her family playing card and board games. She taught her grandchildren how to dance, including the Twist and Charleston.
The loving memory of Freeda Mae Reinier will be forever cherished by her daughters, Tina Mae (Roger) McCleery, Scottsburg, Indiana, Eva Jane (Jay) Sturgil, Seymour, Indiana, Geraldine Kay (Terry) Paul, Roann, Indiana, and Janice Louise Lambert, Liberty Mills, Indiana; sisters, Geneva Ruth Jackson, Salem, Indiana and Fleta Margaret Garris, Birdseye, Indiana; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Freeda was preceded in death by her parents; sons, James Roy Lee (March 21, 1949), Irvin Leo Lee (March 22, 1952), David Wayne Albertson, (March 10 2006), Alden Leroy Lee (September 15, 2018), and Charles Elmo Lee (June 9, 2019); daughters, Estella Laverna Albertson and Ethel Ellen Davidson (March 29, 1991); brother, Harold Edwin Adkins (June 10, 1936); sisters, Margie Ellen Dawson (May 15, 2008), Vera Maxine Sanders (June 19,2019), Helen Marie Adkins (October 1, 1930), Genevieve Pearl Sanders (August 15, 1952), Thelma Louise Robinson (July 5, 2008), and Phillis Pauline Adkins (August 25, 1942).
A graveside service will be held at Gaerte Cemetery, ½ mile south of Miami County Road 500 East and 1600 North, Macy, Indiana, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Freeda Mae Reinier, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana 46962, to assist with final expenses.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester IN 46962