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Roberta Jean FreemanPassing: May 8, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, May 11th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, May 11th

MITCHELL – Roberta Jean Freeman, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born May 27, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Noah Sampson and Bessie Mae (Tolbert) Grimes.  She married Rex Albert Freeman November 25, 1950, and he preceded her in death January 10. 2006.

Roberta had been a telephone operator during the World War II and was a homemaker.  She attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene and was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1947.  Roberta loved birds, crocheting, reading, puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren.

C. Mark (Ila) Freeman of Mitchell
Taylor St. John of Chicago
Gail Elizabeth (Martin) Miller of Indianapolis
Ray Sexton, Matt Miller, Eric Miller, and Cody Freeman
great grandchildren,
Luke Miller, Jacob Miller, Michael Miller, Lidia Miller, Marco Miller, and Cyris Freeman
Virginia Bennett, Escondido, California
lifelong family friends,
Kim, Neal, and Alisha Briner, and Jordan Fultz                     

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Mary Rahn and Dean Franklin “Frank” Grimes, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Joel Parsons officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Indiana Association of the Deaf

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21 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Beth Chastain Pattison | http://New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Date: May 13, 2019
    Gail and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I saw Mom today, and she asked me to covey her condolences. She and your mother were dear friends as girls. May your happy memories bring you comfort.
  2. Guest: Beth Chastain Pattison | http://New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Date: May 13, 2019
    Gail and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw Mom today, and she asked me to convey her condolences. Mom and Bertie were dear friends as girls. May your happy memories bring you comfort.
  3. Guest: Richelle Onley | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 12, 2019
    Our condolences to each of you. Roberta was a very sweet lady. In our thoughts and prayers.
  4. Guest: Kathy Adams | http://Avoca
    Date: May 11, 2019
    Gail so sorry for your loss just know you're in our prayers are not our thoughts and if there's anything I can do just let me know
  5. Guest: MARILEE SIEFERS | http://INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268
    Date: May 10, 2019
  6. Guest: Paula Williams | http://Cincinnati Ohio
    Date: May 10, 2019
    I remember Roberta well from church. She and her husband were so kind to my parents Hugh and Dorothy Morris. So sorry for your loss. Great lady.
  7. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) Wilcoxen | http://Springfield, MO
    Date: May 10, 2019
    Gail, so sorry for your loss. God Bless.
  8. Guest: Raymona Tanksley | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Gail, sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady.
  9. Guest: Bob Plew | http://Shelbyville, IN
    Date: May 9, 2019
    To Roberta family, I am sorry for your loss. She was a classmate and I remember her with fondness. At this stage, don't be sorry she is gone, just be glad she was here.
  10. Guest: Rita Ball Ramey | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Mark and Gail, so sorry about your mom. We always had fun when you would visit your grandmother next door to us. God Bless all of you
  11. Guest: Janet Noe | http://Mitchell
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Ila and family, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. My prayers are with you all at this time. Janet Noe
  12. Guest: Randy and Jackie (Kimble) Grimes | http://Salem
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel that will be able to hear the birds singing again. Roberta was a very special woman. Prayers for the family.
  13. Guest: Michael Wagner | http://Bellevue NE
    Date: May 9, 2019
    I remember Uncle Rex and Aunt Berti with great fondness from when I was growing up in Indiana. They were always in attendance at the annual family reunions at Spring Mill State Park and the Father's Day picnics in Martin County State Forest. My families thoughts are with you at this time of your loss.
  14. Guest: Lisa Zaragoza | http://Spring Hill
    Date: May 9, 2019
    My prayers to you all, so sorry for your loss. Berti was such a sweet and kind person. May God bless and keep you all close.
  15. Guest: Judy Hasselkus | http://Indianapolis
    Date: May 9, 2019
    So sorry for your loss... I'm glad Bertie had an opportunity to know her great grandkids and they her. That is special. She'll live on in Heaven and in the hearts of all of us who knew her...
  16. Guest: Mike Hirsch | http://Lafayette, Indiana
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Not much can I say except to offer prayers for comfort.
  17. Guest: Shelia Way Reef | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 9, 2019
    So sorry for the loss ! Prayers for all!
  18. Guest: Michele Super | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 9, 2019
    Oh Gail. I'm so sorry. Your Mom was such a beautiful woman. I know you will miss her. I also know she is thrilled to be with Jesus and you wonderful Dad. The Super's love you.
  19. Guest: Kristy Brewer Evans | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 9, 2019
    I use to help take care of her when I worked at Dr. Bohon’ Office. She was a sweet lady. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers for her family.
  20. Guest: Odie Worley Taylor | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: May 9, 2019
    So sorry for the family’s loss. We went to this same church for several years.
  21. Guest: Sheryl Walton | http://Mitchell
    Date: May 8, 2019
    Bertie was like a second mom. I have a lot of great memories spending time with Gail in the Freeman house while growing up. She always had a smile and kind word. She was a great Christian lady.