Freeda Fay (Rice) Adams 93, of Blain, died on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Carol, in Loysville. She was born March 7, 1927 in New Bloomfield to the late George F. Rice and Lettie Winguard (Sweger) Rice.
She started her schooling in Alinda at Milltown School. After the death of her mother, the family eventually moved to Blain where another one room schoolhouse, “Red Corner” had a role in her education. She was a 1945 graduate of Blain Union High School. She continued her education at Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1948 as a registered nurse. She worked as a RN for over thirty years at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia.
Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, ballroom dancing, yard sales and fishing. Freeda was a very talented and gifted quilter.
Surviving are four children, Michael (Kim) Adams of Exton, Carol Adams of Loysville, Mary Donohue of Cinnaminson, NJ, and Robert Adams of Loysville. Freeda is survived by six grandchildren: Brian (Eileen) Yasutis of Milltown, NJ, Jennifer (Reuben) Rath of Media, Brian (Karen) Adams of Exton, Katie and Jackie Donohue of Cinnaminson, NJ, Stephanie (Steve) Bruce of Philadelpia. Freeda is survived by seven great grandchildren: Matthew and Juliet Yasutis, Brady and Serafina Adams, Aria Rath, and Stephen and Shane Bruce. In addition, Freeda is survived by a half-brother Nevin G. Rice of Blain. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sharon Ann Yasutis, brother Frank E Rice and a half-sister Grace Book, both of Blain.
A viewing will be held at Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home located at 3626 Shermans Valley Rd in Loysville from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on November 13, 2020. Masks are required and a strict number of people within the room, as well as social distancing, will be observed. The funeral service will follow the viewing and will be held at the graveside (outside) at 2 pm. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, 800 Falling Spring Road, Bridgeport.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Freeda’s name to your choice of the following charities: Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105, Northfield, IL 60093 or online at https://.allbloodcancers.org/ways-to-give/ , Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation PO Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 or online at https://give2.chop.edu/give/309707/ , or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.
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