Frances Louise Castle

Frances Louise Castle
Frances Louise Castle, 98, of Pierce City, passed away Sept. 23, 2019 at Lacoba Homes Inc. in Monett. She was born in Richey Aug. 5, 1921. She attended school in Wentworth and graduated from Diamond High School. She attended Pittsburg Business College in Pittsburgh, Kan. and worked for Fadler Produce Company of Pittsburg, Kan. as a bookkeeper for eight years.
In 1946, she married James O. Freeman. She was a longtime businesswoman and unit sales leader for Stanley Home Products company and was named its national sales person of the year. She loved to travel and earned many travel experiences through her business. Her husband, died in 1980 and in 1990 she married Billy E. Castle, who died in 2008. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul’s and St. Mary’s Catholic churches and attended St. Lawrence church. She belonged to Pierce City Council of Catholic Women, Cox Hospital Auxiliary, and delivered Meals on Wheels.
She had eight children: Jerry (Dores Jay -Pang) Freeman of Rio Communities, N.M.; Mary Ann Freeman of Cottage Grove, M.N.; Jeanette (Skip) Hartzell of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Michael (Gretchen) Freeman of McMinnville, Ore.; Jane (Steve deceased) of Tulsa, Okla.; Pat, recently deceased (Lynn) Freeman of Pierce City; and Janice Freeman and Alice Freeman, of Tulsa, Okla. She had seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Herman and Mary Teresa (Gripka) Seufert and siblings, Helen (Emmitt) Roetto, Florence (Charles) Grable, and Bernard Seufert.
Funeral Services were at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of Lakin Funeral home in Pierce City. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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