Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home
Freada Louise Fleming, age 84, resident of Fort Scott, Kans., died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospital ER.
She was born December 16, 1932, in Vernon County, Mo., the daughter of Cleve and Mary Bridges Brundridge. She married Richard Fleming on May 25, 1950, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2010. She worked at home, raising the children, until 1975. She then began working as an inspector for Key Work Clothes in Fort Scott, retiring after 25 years. In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, she belonged to the Busy Bee Club and EHU. She enjoyed gardening, canning, embroidery, cross word puzzles, country music and raising cows. She lived for her kids and grandkids, never missing an event while she was able physically. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Fleming and wife Kay, and Rodney Fleming and wife Kelly, all of Fort Scott; two daughters, Brenda Tourtillott and husband Kenneth, and Debbie Shaw and husband Kenny, all of Fort Scott; one brother, Joe Brundridge, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Doris Quackenbush, Nevada, Mo., and Ruby Villans, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother-in-law Ralph Fleming; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one step-grandchild; eight step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Wesley Brundridge, Harry Leonard Brundridge and infant brother Cecil Brundridge; an infant great-granddaughter, Reece Tyler Koppa; a sister, Peggy Smith; a half-brother, Roy Brundridge; and two half-sisters, Hazel Cargill and Sylvia Brundridge.
President Kenneth Tourtillott will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Virgil City Cemetery, Vernon County, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.