84, of Rolla

Freda M. Brookshire of Rolla, Missouri was born May 24, 1928 in Flat, Missouri to the late L. J. and Ruth (Lewis) Roberts, and entered into rest March 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 84.

Freda loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending church.

She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, traveling, word puzzles, flying kites and crocheting rugs.

Survivors include her daughter Carol Blackwell of Rolla; sons Roger Brookshire of Rolla, Bruce Brookshire & wife Peggy of Rolla and Terry Brookshire & wife Tracy of Rolla; brother Lloyd Roberts & wife Helen of Rolla; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Brookshire (2010), brothers JD Roberts and Floyd Roberts; sisters Ruby Beck, Dorothy Sanders and Martha Ross; and grandson Derrick in addition to her parents.

Services for Freda M. Brookshire will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11 AM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Pastors Bobby Mathis, Leroy Nixon and Mike Gorman officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, March 21 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.

Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery near Edgar Springs, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to Cedar Hill Cemetery. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Online condolences may be left by visiting www.jamesgahrmortuary.com.