Mary Dale Freeman, age 95, of Somerset, formerly Williamsburg, passed from this life on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
She was born on March 11, 1922 in Irvine, Kentucky, daughter of the late Clarence and Rosa Sproul.
Mary Dale met her husband, Charles Freeman, while attending Cumberland College, corresponding during his time overseas in the 2nd World War. During that time she earned her Bachelors in Education from the University of Kentucky. They were united in marriage August 15, 1946. In 1949 she and Charles opened the doors of an Optometry practice in Williamsburg, KY, where she worked as office manager for 68 years. Working side by side with her husband she became the public face of the office, welcoming all with her warm greetings and helpful smile. After the passing of her husband in 1993 she sold the business to Associates in Eye Care where she continued working, helping the public and doctors with the transition for another 14 years.
Mary Dale was a member of First Baptist Williamsburg for seventy years. During that time she served as Sunday School Teacher, a GA Director, co-directed the college department and member of the WMU. She was passionate for mission endeavors involving children and visiting the elderly. Mary Dale was an avid photographer and piano player, continuing to play for family and friends at the Neighborhood. She loved going on walks and sitting in the sunshine.
She is survived by her children; Melinda Freeman and Rick E. (Betsy) Freeman, grandchildren; Katie (Daniel) Freeman Parker, and David Freeman, great-grandchildren; Elijah Parker and Myriam Parker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; Charles E. Freeman, siblings; Evelyn Sproul, Clarence Sproul, Jr., and Eleanor Sproul.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist of Williamsburg.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 19, 2017 beginning at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Funeral Services to follow at 11:30 A.M. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Andy Meyers officiating.
Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Williamsburg at 3:30 P.M. on Monday, June 19, 2017.
Pallbearers will be David Freeman, Daniel Parker, Todd Freeman, Billy Freeman, Ralph Meece and Bob Freeman.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Mary Dale Freeman.
Published on June 17, 2017