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Freida Smitson

Freida Smitson Freida Smitson

Freida A. Smitson, age 102, of Eckerty, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Harrison Springs in Corydon, Ind.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1919, in Eckerty, to Orville Brown and Gae Speedy Brown.

Freida was a long-time member of the Birdseye Pentecostal Church and retired from Aristokraft/Masterbrand Cabinets after 40 years of service. Freida spent most of her time outdoors tending to her beautiful flower beds and vegetables. Never afraid of a hard day’s work, Freida tilled her vegetable garden until the age of 95. Freida was an amazing cook and loved to host Sunday dinner with family. She was known for considering everyone’s needs before her own. Freida always set an example to work hard and do what is right.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Marvin F. Smitson; her parents’ sons, Donald, and his wife, Jewell Smitson, Ray and Shirley Smitson and Ralph Smitson; and grandchildren, Steven Smitson, Tammy Longest and Joe Smitson.

Freida is survived by her son, Terry Smitson (Mary Jo), and grandchildren, Toni Blythe, Tom Smitson, Troy Smitson, Duane Smitson, Penny Clifton, Tracy Smitson, Richard Smitson, Jaime Smitson, Kristin Smitson, Selena Smith, Nathan Smitson and Abby Jackson; 33 great-grandchildren; 44 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at Denbo Funeral Home, English, Ind., at 11 a.m.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at Denbo Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m.

Officiating the funeral service will be the Rev. Paul Walerczak with burial to follow at Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye, Ind.

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Denbo Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Freida Smitson.