Elizabeth Ellen (Freeman) Sailing, 79, of Horse Shoe, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at Elizabeth House (Hospice) on October 29, 2017. She was born in Pierceville, Indiana on February 16, 1938 on her parent’s dairy farm. She was a graduate of Milan High School. She worked as a secretary at U.S. Shoe in Cincinnati, Ohio and, after a break to raise her daughter, for Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. After residing for 28 years in West Bloomfield, Michigan, she retired to North Carolina, along with her husband, approximate 19 years ago.
She is survived by her daughter, Roberta; and her brother, Lloyd Freeman.
Preceding her in death were her beloved husband of 51 years, Russel; and her parents, Edwin and Geneva Freeman of Pierceville.
She was a life-long volunteer for many good causes including being an elementary school reading tutor, Brownie troop leader, hospital and church volunteer. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville, North Carolina and United Methodist Women. She was an avid traveler throughout the U.S. and to over 34 foreign countries.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at Mud Pike Cemetery in Osgood, Indiana.
Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.
Memorial gifts may be made in her name to Elizabeth House (Hospice), 501 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731.
Online condolences may be shared with Elizabeth’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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