Freda M. Northrop, 96, Clay City, died April 19, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., at her daughter's home with her family at her side.
She was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Pimento, the daughter of Cecil Sharpe and Della Payne Sharpe.
On April 5, 1931, she married Ralph W. Northrop. She and her husband moved to Clay City many years ago, and they were the owners of Ralph's Market, established in 1949.
Ralph preceded her in death almost 40 years ago.
Freda enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Nutrition Center at Goshorn Park, Clay City. She delivered meals and also helped out at the center. She was a member of the Clay City First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working outside in the yard or her garden and was a loving mom and grandma.
Survivors include two sons, Forrest R. Northrop and wife Donna, Clay City, and Ronald R. Northrop, Pensacola, Fla., daughter Barbara Royer and husband Tom, Clay City, 10 grandchildren, LeAnna Sanchez and husband Henry, Little Elm, Texas, Pamela Tanner Bedwell and husband Ronald, Terre Haute, Karen Bailie and husband Rod, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Keith Royer and wife Ellen, Clay City, Linda Neilson, Pensacola, Fla., Jeffrey Northrop and wife Rhonda, Wetumpka, Ala., Brenda Carson, Pensacola, Fla., Michael Northrop, Clay City, Lisa Heflin and husband Frank, Tallahassee, Fla., and Tammy Gage and husband Tom, Terre Haute, 26 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Helen Sharpe, Terre Haute, nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph Northrop, son David R. Northrop, daughter-in-law Margaret Northrop, and brother John F. Sharpe.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Rev. Steve Rundel officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, and again Wednesday prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Gideons or to Southern Care Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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