Freeman, Joanne L.

Freeman, Joanne L. April 27, 1931 - November 2, 2019 Survived by her husband of 70 years Jerry; sons, Bob (Robyn) Freeman, and John Freeman (Karen); daughter Ellen Freeman; grandson, Adam Freeman (Allie); granddaughters, Alex Freeman (Brian), Ally Freeman (Geoff), Lauren Freeman (Matt), and Susan Freeman; great-grandsons, Archer Zuerlein, Captain Zuerlein, and Simon Silverstein; great-granddaughters, Sophy Silverstein, Isabelle Sculnick, and Palmer Freeman; sister-in-law Lucy Freeman; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Lifelong Omahan, graduate of Omaha Central '48, University of Missouri (member of AEPhi sorority), and graduate of UNO, '70. Retired Librarian at Lewis and Clark Junior High, and avid bridge player, reader, walker, and bicyclist (Wheels to Meals). MEMORIAL SERVICE: 12:30pm Sunday, November 10, at Temple Israel, with Luncheon to follow. Memorials to Temple Israel, or VNA. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY 72nd STREET CHAPEL 1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664 |

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Dear Bob, Robyn and family,

Joann made such a difference in my life as a middle school student at Lewis and Clark. She was always so welcoming and introduced me to so many books that changed my life. Library was my favorite “special” class and Joann always made me feel like a special 7th, 8th and 9th grade reader. Later, we became reconnected through the CHS Alumni Association and I was so thrilled that she remembered me. I will never forget her. I hope her passing was peaceful. My heartfelt condolences to the Freeman family.

Bonita Mentzer

Mr. Freeman,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. It's always hard to lose a loved one and when it's a Mom is seems to be harder. Enjoy the many years and memories that I'm sure you hold dear to your heart.

With Sincere Sympathy to you and the family.

Bonita Mentzer

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