Obituaries

Forrest Shafer
D: 2020-01-24
View Details
Shafer, Forrest
Robert May
B: 1930-01-16
D: 2020-01-22
View Details
May, Robert
Carlton Emmons
B: 1932-11-21
D: 2020-01-21
View Details
Emmons, Carlton
Linda Schlechty
B: 1948-05-14
D: 2020-01-19
View Details
Schlechty, Linda
Richard Jurjevic
B: 1946-06-03
D: 2020-01-19
View Details
Jurjevic, Richard
Marcia Fratz
B: 1942-08-14
D: 2020-01-17
View Details
Fratz, Marcia
Shirley Boyd
B: 1936-07-30
D: 2020-01-15
View Details
Boyd, Shirley
Norma Bush
B: 1937-10-26
D: 2020-01-12
View Details
Bush, Norma
Nancy Lane
B: 1944-10-29
D: 2020-01-09
View Details
Lane, Nancy
Everett Shonkwiler
B: 1931-11-24
D: 2020-01-08
View Details
Shonkwiler, Everett
David Owen
B: 1941-01-04
D: 2020-01-05
View Details
Owen, David
Cynthia Morehead
B: 1958-08-14
D: 2020-01-03
View Details
Morehead, Cynthia
Keith Ambrose
B: 1954-06-24
D: 2020-01-02
View Details
Ambrose, Keith
Robert Shultz
B: 1940-07-26
D: 2019-12-29
View Details
Shultz, Robert
Earnest Ingold
B: 1957-05-06
D: 2019-12-27
View Details
Ingold, Earnest
Russell Maier
B: 1946-10-06
D: 2019-12-26
View Details
Maier, Russell
William Wickiser
B: 1927-08-02
D: 2019-12-25
View Details
Wickiser, William
Linda Hanning
B: 1956-04-05
D: 2019-12-23
View Details
Hanning, Linda
James Welsh
B: 1934-07-20
D: 2019-12-22
View Details
Welsh, James
Saundra Dull
B: 1943-08-27
D: 2019-12-22
View Details
Dull, Saundra
David Wickham
B: 1953-01-15
D: 2019-12-21
View Details
Wickham, David

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
313 Center St.
ASHLAND, OH 44805
Phone: 419-281-2566, 1-800-430-2566
Fax: 419-281-4411
Carolyn Freer

Carolyn O. Freer (Herr)

Tuesday, April 5th, 1927 - Friday, November 15th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Carolyn Freer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Carolyn Freer with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Carolyn Freer, 92, of Ashland, passed away Friday evening November 15, 2019 in the Kingston of Ashland. Loving wife and mother of four, Carolyn was born in Cleveland, April 5, 1927, the daughter of the late Milton Julius and Laurabelle (nee Resch) Herr. She grew up in Lakewood, then New London, OH. She attended high school at the Sullins Academy in Bristol, VA. She attended Denison University where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and graduated Cum Laude in 1949 with a BA in English. Carolyn met the love of her life, George Freer, at a Cedar Point dance club. They were married June 25, 1949. Together they owned and operated Hostettler’s Inc., an office supply, furniture, and gift store.

Carolyn attributed her longevity to three things; reading books, doing puzzles, and playing bridge. She was an avid reader and became an enthusiastic and competitive duplicate bridge player in her seventies frequently winning. Gardening was another passion of hers. She was a member of the Garden Study Club of Ashland. Watching and identifying birds at her home in the woods brought her much enjoyment as well. Carolyn passed this love of nature onto her children and grandchildren. As an active and longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, she cultivated both faith and friends. She was also a member of the AA Sorority and Mother’s Club of Ashland, as well as numerous bridge clubs.

Carolyn was enthusiastic about seeing other countries and cultures around the world, and spending summers at the family cottage on Mullet Lake, MI where she was a member of the Mullett Lake Country Club. Her children were most fortunate to have their relationship with their mother evolve into a lifelong friendship. She will be remembered for her quick wit, her wonderful gift of friendship, and her optimism for life.

She is survived by three daughters; Gayle Christine (Fred) Weber of Cincinnati, Carolyn Diane Freer of Ashland, and Ellen Elizabeth (Marty) Jones of Mullett Lake, MI. One son; George Randolph “Randy” Freer, of Mullett Lake, MI. Seven Grandsons; James King, Charles Weber and Andrew Weber, all of Portland OR, Scott King of Boston, MA, Tyler King of Cincinnati, OH, Jack Jones of Philadelphia, PA, and George Freer of Seattle, WA. Three Great-Grandsons, her sister Nancy McCormick of Columbus, Sister-In-Law Phyllis Hire of Mansfield, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George on February 15, 1983.

A Celebration of life will be Saturday December 7, 2019 at 12 P.M. in the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland with the Reverend Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson officiating. Friends may visit from 11A.M. to 12 P.M. at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 320 Church Street Ashland, OH 44805, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Carolyn O. Freer (Herr), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Address
    320 West Church Street
    ASHLAND, OH 44805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Address
    320 West Church Street
    ASHLAND, OH 44805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Carolyn here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Carolyn O. Freer (Herr) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album