FREEMAN, Dorothy V. (nee Rentfrow). Age 103. Passed away December 30, 2010 at St. Augustine Manor, Cleveland, Ohio. She lived 65 years on Manoa Ave. in Brooklyn and had been an active member of Brooklyn Senior Center. She lived at Greenbrier Retirement Center in Parma Hts. since 2006. She was born August 10, 1907 in Elkhart, Indiana, to the late Agnes Anderson and Forrest Rentfrow. In her younger days, she had worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and the Grand Hotel in Indiana and had cooked and baked in their restaurant on Madison Ave. after moving to Cleveland. On March 18, 1929 she married the late Ralph Freeman who preceded her in death on June 4, 1976. She was also preceded in death by three half sisters: Bertha Fisher Southwell, Georgianna Fisher Regula and Helen Rentfrow LaLone. Surviving is half sister Helen Fisher Soldan, son David (Dolores) and grandson Creighton. There will be a graveside service to be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Manor, 7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 or Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Road, Parma, OH 44134.
Messages of Condolence
Dave and Delores,
I was sad to hear about Dorothy, but what a wonderful life! She lived such a long, active life, but she will still be missed. I’m glad I visited with my granddaughter this past year. She really enjoyed seeing her great, great niece (there may even be another ‘great’ needed there!) Please thank Wally when you talk to him. It was nice of him to keep me updated on Dorothy. (I tried calling him several times, but apparently he doesn’t have an answering machine) I hope Dave is getting better, Wally said he had some surgery.